Fifteenth session of the Committee

H.E. Ms Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport of Jamaica, Chairperson of the 15th session of the Committee

The fifteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will take place online from 14 to 19 December 2020 with one three-hour session per day (1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Paris time). For more information related to holding the meeting on an online platform (Zoom), please consult the online modality page.

All participants, delegates, observers and those wishing to attend the fifteenth session of the Committee are strongly advised to register using the online registration form. We would kindly request that you indicate by 13 December 2020 12:00 noon (Paris time) at the latest who the active speaker/s will be for your State or organization by sending an email to that clearly indicates their name and email address.

Each State Party is guaranteed one active connection, with Committee members receiving two. In addition, submitting States that have nomination files examined under Item 8 may each receive an additional active connection. States not Party to the Convention may receive one active connection, the ICH NGO Forum will receive one active connection per region and each category two centre will receive one active connection.

The debates will be transmitted live by webcast in their original language as well as their interpretation into English, French and Spanish.


Committee Members

Bureau: composition & meetings

Azerbaijan, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Czechia, Djibouti, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Poland, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland and Togo

Files presented for this session

Elements newly inscribed
Dataviz on Living heritage and sustainable development

  • 9 reports on an element inscribed on the Urgent Safeguarding List (item 7)
  • 4 nominations to the Urgent Safeguarding List (item 8.a)
  • 42 nominations to the Representative List (item 8.b)
  • 4 proposals to the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices (item 8.c)
  • 2 requests for International Assistance (item 8.d)

Agenda and documents

Committee Members wishing to submit amendments are invited to fill in the following form (Amendments) and to send it to

 Item of the agendaDocuments
1Opening LHE/20/15.COM/INF.1: English|French
General information 
2Adoption of the agenda LHE/20/15.COM/2: English|French

LHE/20/15.COM/INF.2.1 Rev.3: English|French
Provisional timetable
LHE/20/15.COM/INF.2.2 Rev.8: English|French
Provisional list of documents 
3Replacement of the Rapporteur LHE/20/15.COM/3: English|French
4Observers LHE/20/15.COM/4: English|French
5Adoption of the summary records of the fourteenth session of the Committee LHE/20/15.COM/5: English|French
6Report of the non-governmental organizations forum LHE/20/15.COM/6: English|French
7Examination 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 LHE/20/15.COM/7: English|French
See the 9 reports 
8Report of the Evaluation Body on its work in 2020 LHE/20/15.COM/8: English|French

Order of files Rev.2/ Ordre des dossiers Rev.2: English|French
8.aExamination of nominations for inscription on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding LHE/20/15.COM/8.a: English|French
See the 4 nominations 
8.bExamination of nominations for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity LHE/20/15.COM/8.b Rev.+Add.4: English|French
See the 42 nominations 
8.cExamination of proposals to the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices LHE/20/15.COM/8.c Add.: English|French
See the 4 proposals 
8.dExamination of requests for International Assistance LHE/20/15.COM/8.d: English|French
See the 2 requests  
9Number of files submitted for the 2020 and 2021 cycles and number of files that can be treated in the 2022 and 2023 cycles LHE/20/15.COM/9: English|French
10Establishment of the Evaluation Body for the 2021 cycle LHE/20/15.COM/10 Rev.: English|French
11Date and venue of the sixteenth session of the Committee LHE/20/15.COM/11: English|French
12Election of the members of the Bureau of the sixteenth session of the Committee LHE/20/15.COM/12: English|French
13Other business  
14Adoption of the list of decisions  
15Bureau meeting