Sixteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

The sixteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will be hosted in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 13 to 18 December 2021.

Mr Punchi Nilame Meegaswatte, Secretary-General - Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO, will chair this annual gathering which brings together more than 800 participants – representatives of States Parties, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions and other stakeholders – from across the globe.

As the start of the meeting is fast approaching, those participants who are not yet registered are invited to do so as soon as possible and before 30 November 2021.

The documents of the meeting will be published on this webpage by 15 November 2021.

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


 Item of the agendaDocuments
1Opening  
2Adoption of the agenda LHE/21/16.COM/2: English|French
 
3Observers  
4Adoption of the summary records of the fifteenth session of the Committee  
5.aReport by the Committee to the General Assembly on its activities (January 2020 to December 2021)  
5.bReport by the Secretariat on its activities (January 2020 to June 2021)  
6IOS Evaluation (2021) of UNESCO’s action in the framework of the 2003 Convention  
7.aExamination of the reports by States Parties on the current status of elements inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding  
7.bExamination of the reports of the first cycle of periodic reporting on the implementation of the Convention and on the current status of elements inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by States Parties in Latin America and the Caribbean  
7.cExamination of the reports by States non party on the current status of elements inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity  
7.dReports by States Parties on the use of International Assistance from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund  
8Report of the Evaluation Body on its work in 2021  
8.aExamination of nominations for inscription on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding  
8.bExamination of nominations for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity  
8.cExamination of proposals to the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices  
8.dExamination of requests for International Assistance  
9Modification of the name of an inscribed element  
10Follow-up on elements inscribed on the Lists of the Convention  
11Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund: voluntary supplementary contributions and other issues  
12Draft plan for the use of the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund in 2022–2023  
13Report of the non-governmental organizations forum  
14Reflection on the listing mechanisms of the Convention and proposal for related revisions to the Operational Directives  
15Accreditation of new non-governmental organizations and review of accredited non-governmental organizations  
16Establishment of the Evaluation Body for the 2022 cycle  
17Date and venue of the seventeenth session of the Committee  
18Election of the members of the Bureau of the seventeenth session of the Committee  
19Other business  
20Adoption of the list of decisions  
21Closure  
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