Fourteenth session of the Committee
This year, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will meet in Bogota, Colombia from 9 to 14 December. The gathering at the Agora Bogotá Centro de convenciones will be the first time the Committee will meet in Latin America and the Caribbean. Ms María Claudia Lopez Sorzano, Secretary of Culture, Recreation and Sports of the city of Bogotá, will chair this fourteenth session.
In the course of six days, the twenty four members of the Intergovernmental Committee will take stock of recent developments in the implementation of the 2003 Convention and make important decisions about its implementation.
For example, the Committee will consider guidelines on how to best safeguard living heritage in emergency situations and will continue its reflection on how to improve the participation of non-governmental organizations in the implementation of the Convention. An update regarding the reform of the periodic reporting mechanism to be launched in 2020 in the Latin American and the Caribbean is also included on the Committee’s agenda. Moreover, Committee members will examine the status of elements inscribed on the Urgent Safeguarding List and on the use of International Assistance granted to States for supporting their efforts of safeguarding living heritage.
As is the case every year, the Committee will consider elements for inscription on the Lists of the Convention. Six elements for inscription on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and forty-two on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity will be examined as well as three proposals for selection on the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices. Three International Assistance requests will also be tabled for the Committee’s consideration.
Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Guatemala, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritius, Netherlands, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Togo and Zambia
Agenda, documents and recordings
Out of concern for the environment and in order to reduce costs, printed copies of the documents will not be provided.
|Item of the agenda||Documents|
|2||Adoption of the agenda||LHE/19/14.COM/2: English|French|
|4||Adoption of the summary records of the thirteenth session of the Committee|
|5.a||Report by the Committee on its activities|
|5.b||Report by the Secretariat on its activities|
|6||Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund: voluntary supplementary contributions and other issues|
|7||Draft plan for the use of the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund in 2020–2021|
|8||Reform of the periodic reporting mechanism|
|9.a||Examination of the reports of States Parties on the current status of elements inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding|
|9.b||Reports of States Parties on the use of International Assistance from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund|
|10||Report of the Evaluation Body on its work in 2019|
|10.a||Examination of nominations for inscription on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding|
|10.b||Examination of nominations for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity|
|10.c||Examination of proposals to the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices|
|10.d||Examination of requests for International Assistance|
|11||Follow-up on elements inscribed on the Lists of the Convention|
|12||Intangible cultural heritage in emergencies|
|13||Reflection on the listing mechanisms of the Convention|
|14||Reflection on the participation of non-governmental organizations in the implementation of the Convention|
|15||Report of the informal ad hoc open-ended working group|
|16||Accreditation of new non-governmental organizations and review of accredited non-governmental organizations|
|17||Establishment of the Evaluation Body for the 2020 cycle|
|18||Follow-up on the implementation of the relevant recommendations of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Governance, Procedures and Working Methods of the Governing Bodies of UNESCO (39 C/Resolution 87)|
|19||Date and venue of the fifteenth session of the Committee|
|20||Election of the members of the Bureau of the fifteenth session of the Committee|
|22||Adoption of the list of decisions|