First Session of the General Assembly (1.GA)

The Intangible Heritage Messenger N°3 (August 2006)
The Intangible Heritage Messenger N°3 (August 2006)

The first session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage took place from 27 to 29 June 2006 in Room XII at UNESCO Headquarters.

Chairperson, Vice-Chairs and Rapporteur

  • Chairperson: H.E. Mr Mohammed Bedjaoui (Algeria)
  • Vice-Chairs: Brazil, Ethiopia, India and Romania
  • Rapporteur: H.E. Mr Faruk Loğoğlu (Turkey)


  • Mr. Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO (in English|French|Spanish|Russian|Chinese|Arabic|Multilingual)
  • H.E. Mr. Mohammed Bedjaoui, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria (in French)
  • H.E. Mr. Kenji Kosaka, Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (in English)
  • H.E. Mr. Zhang Xinsheng, Chairman of the Executive Board of UNESCO (in English)
  • H.E. Mr. Musa Bin Jaafar Bin Hassan, President of the General Conference of UNESCO (in English)
  • Declaration of H.E. Mr. Mohammed Bedjaoui, Chairman of the first session of the General Assembly (in French)

Oral report


  • The list of Members of the Intergovernmental Committee elected on 29 June 2006 can be consulted at the end of the Resolutions document available below

Participants, summary records and resolutions

Working documents distributed before the meeting