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

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The seventeenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will be hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco in Rabat (Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses) from 28 November to 3 December 2022.

H.E. Mr Samir Addahre, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Kingdom of Morocco to UNESCO, will chair this annual gathering which will be attended by representatives of States Parties, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions and other stakeholders from across the globe. Participants are invited to register before 15 October 2022.

General information for this session will be published on this webpage. An information and exchange session will be held on 4 October 2022 at UNESCO Headquarters. Further information regarding this session will be provided on this page.

The working documents of the meeting will be published on this webpage by 31 October 2022.

Committee Members

Bureau: composition & meetings

Angola, Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Czechia, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Uzbekistan and Viet Nam


Agenda and documents

 Item of the agendaDocuments
1Opening  
2Adoption of the agenda LHE/22/17.COM/2: English|French
 
3Observers  
4.aAdoption of the summary records of the sixteenth session of the Committee LHE/22/17.COM/4.a: English|French
Summary records of the sixteenth session of the Committee  
4.bAdoption of the summary records of the fifth extraordinary session of the Committee  
5Report by the Secretariat on its activities (January to June 2022)  
6.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  
6.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 Europe  
6.cUpdate on 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 (2021 Cycle), in the Arab States (2023 Cycle) and in Africa (2024 Cycle)  
6.dReports by States Parties on the use of International Assistance from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund  
7Report of the Evaluation Body on its work in 2022  
7.aExamination of nominations for inscription on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding  
7.bExamination of nominations for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity  
7.cExamination of proposals to the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices  
7.dExamination of requests for International Assistance  
8Strategy for the monitoring, evaluation and identification of lessons learnt for International Assistance projects  
9Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund: voluntary supplementary contributions and other issues  
10Report of the non-governmental organizations forum  
11Follow-up on elements inscribed on the Lists of the Convention  
12Update on the reflection on the broader implementation of Article 18 of the Convention  
13Thematic initiatives on living heritage and sustainable development  
14Establishment of the Evaluation Body for the 2023 cycle  
15Number of files submitted for the 2022 and 2023 cycles and number of files that can be treated in the 2024 and 2025 cycles  
16Date and venue of the eighteenth session of the Committee  
17Election of the members of the Bureau of the eighteenth session of the Committee  
18Other business  
19Adoption of the list of decisions  
20Closure  
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