Eighth session of the General Assembly

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Declaration on Beirut issued by the eighth session of the General Assembly

New composition of the Committee

The eighth session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (previously foreseen from 25 to 27 August) has been rescheduled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to 8 to 10 September 2020 (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris).

Over the three days, 178 States Parties will discuss a number of issues that are important for the safeguarding of living heritage around the world. Participants are required to register online by the deadline of 28 August 2020. Due to limitations on seating capacity (two people per delegation at any one time in Room I and a limited number of Observers can be seated in the mezzanine), participants who have not registered by that date cannot be guaranteed access to the meeting rooms.

Please also note that audio transmission will be provided in another room and the debates will be broadcast live on this webpage.
During the meeting, participants will be required to respect physical distancing practices and sanitary measures (including wearing a mask) in line with host country rules and UNESCO guidance. Details on these measures will be shared with all participants in advance of the meeting.

H.E. Mr Amara Camara on his way to chair the eighth session of the General Assembly
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Bureau

  • Chairperson: H.E. Mr Amara Camara (Guinea)
  • Vice-Chairs: Netherlands, Armenia, Ecuador, Indonesia and Palestine
  • Rapporteur: Mr Wael Abdel Wahab (Egypt)

Agenda and documents

States Parties wishing to submit amendments are requested to use the following form (Amendments) and send it by e-mail to ICH-amendments@unesco.org. Following the strict sanitary measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, paper copies of amendments will not be accepted.


 Item of the agendaDocumentsRecordings*
1Opening LHE/20/8.GA/INF.1: English|French
Summary records of the seventh session of the General Assembly
LHE/19/14.COM/4: English|French
Summary records of the thirteenth session of the Committee
LHE/20/15.COM/4: English|French
Summary records of the fourteen session of the Committee 
2020-09-08 10:15: English|French|VO (video)
 
2Election of the Bureau LHE/20/8.GA/2: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
 
2020-09-08 10:38: English|French|VO (video)
 
3Adoption of the agenda LHE/20/8.GA/3 Rev.: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese

LHE/20/8.GA/INF.3.1 Rev.2: English|French
Provisional timetable
LHE/20/8.GA/INF.3.2 Rev.5: English|French
Provisional list of documents 
2020-09-08 10:55: English|French|VO (video)
 
4Distribution of seats in the Committee per electoral group LHE/20/8.GA/4: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
 
2020-09-08 11:26: English|French|VO (video)
 
5Report of the Committee to the General Assembly LHE/20/8.GA/5: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
 
2020-09-08 11:33: English|French|VO (video)
2020-09-08 15:07: English|French|VO (video)
 
6Report of the Secretariat on its activities (January 2018 to December 2019) LHE/20/8.GA/6+Add.: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
 
2020-09-08 15:18: English|French|VO (video)
 
7Use of the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund LHE/20/8.GA/7 Rev.: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese

LHE/20/8.GA/INF.7: English|French
Financial statement for the period 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2019 
2020-09-08 17:06: English|French|VO (video)
 
8Contribution to the preparation of the new Medium-Term Strategy 2022-2029 (41C/4) and draft Programme and Budget 2022-2025 (41C/5) LHE/20/8.GA/8: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
 
2020-09-09 10:15: English|French|VO (video)
2020-09-09 15:38: English|French|VO (video)
 
9Intangible cultural heritage in emergencies LHE/20/8.GA/9: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
 
2020-09-09 11:30: English|French|VO (video)
2020-09-09 15:14: English|French|VO (video)
 
10Revision of the Operational Directives for the implementation of the Convention LHE/20/8.GA/10: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
 
2020-09-10 17:15: English|French|VO (video)
 
11Update on the reflection on the listing mechanisms of the Convention LHE/20/8.GA/11: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese

LHE/19/14.COM/14: English|French
Reflection on the listing mechanisms of the Convention 
2020-09-09 17:15: English|French|VO (video)
2020-09-10 11:21: English|French|VO (video)
2020-09-10 15:25: English|French|VO (video)
 
12Update on the reflection on the participation of non-governmental organizations in the implementation of the Convention LHE/20/8.GA/12: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
 
2020-09-10 18:30: English|French|VO (video)
 
13Accreditation of non-governmental organizations to act in an advisory capacity to the Committee LHE/20/8.GA/13: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
 
2020-09-10 18:05: English|French|VO (video)
 
14Election of the members of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage LHE/20/8.GA/14: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese

LHE/20/8.GA/INF.14 Rev.4: English|French
List of candidate States Parties for election to the Intergovernmental Committee  
2020-09-10 10:05: English|French|VO (video)
2020-09-10 15:15: English|French|VO (video)
 
15Follow-up to the recommendations of the Open-Ended Working Group on Governance, Procedures and Working Methods of UNESCO LHE/20/8.GA/15: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese

LHE/19/14.COM/19: English|French
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) 
2020-09-10 18:55: English|French|VO (video)
 
16Other business  
 
17Closure  
 

*The interpretation of proceedings serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic record of the proceedings. Only the original speech is authentic.

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