Ninth Session of the Intergovernmental Committee (9.COM)

The ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage took place at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, from 24 to 28 November 2014.

Committee members

Afghanistan, Algeria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, Hungary, India, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Mongolia, Namibia, Nigeria, Peru, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda and Uruguay

Participants and decisions

Files presented by States Parties for this session

Read more on the elements inscribed


 Item of the agendaDocumentsRecordings*
1Opening of the sessionITH/14/9.COM/INF.1: English|French
General information 
2014-11-24 09:00: English|French|Original
2Adoption of the agenda of the ninth session of the Committee ITH/14/9.COM/2: English|French

ITH/14/9.COM/INF.2.1 Rev.3: English|French
Provisional timetable
ITH/14/9.COM/INF.2.2 Rev.3: English|French
Provisional list of documents 
2014-11-24 09:55: English|French|Original
3Admission of observersITH/14/9.COM/3: English|French
2014-11-24 10:10: English|French|Original
4Adoption of the summary records of the eighth session of the CommitteeITH/14/9.COM/4 Rev.: English|French
2014-11-24 10:15: English|French|Original
5.aExamination of the reports of States Parties on the implementation of the Convention and on the current status of elements inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of HumanityITH/14/9.COM/5.a: English|French
See the 27 reports 
2014-11-24 10:35: English|French|Original
2014-11-28 09:48: English|French|Original
5.bExamination of the reports of States Parties on the current status of elements inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent SafeguardingITH/14/9.COM/5.b: English|French
See the 8 reports 
2014-11-24 11:11: English|French|Original
5.cReports of States Parties on the use of international assistance from the Intangible Cultural Heritage FundITH/14/9.COM/5.c: English|French
2014-11-24 11:48: English|French|Original
6Report by the Secretariat on its activitiesITH/14/9.COM/6: English|French

ITH/14/9.COM/INF.6: English|French
Financial statement for the period 1 January 2014 – 30 September 2014 
2014-11-24 11:52: English|French|Original
2014-11-24 15:05: English|French|Original
7Voluntary supplementary contributions to the Intangible Cultural Heritage FundITH/14/9.COM/7 Rev.: English|French
2014-11-24 15:55: English|French|Original
8Report on the audit of the governance of UNESCO and dependent funds, programmes and entitiesITH/14/9.COM/8: English|French
2014-11-24 16:30: English|French|Original
9Report of the Consultative Body on its work in 2014ITH/14/9.COM/9: English|French
2014-11-24 17:01: English|French|Original
2014-11-25 16:30: English|French|Original
9.aExamination of nominations for inscription on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding ITH/14/9.COM/9.a+Add.2: English|French
See the 8 nominations

Aide-mémoire for completing a nomination to the USL: English|French
2014-11-25 09:05: English|French|Original
9.bExamination of proposals for selection to the Register of Best Safeguarding PracticesITH/14/9.COM/9.b+Add.: English|French
See the 4 proposals 
2014-11-25 10:34: English|French|Original
2014-11-25 15:00: English|French|Original
9.cExamination of requests for International Assistance ITH/14/9.COM/9.c: English|French
See the 2 requests 
2014-11-25 15:10: English|French|Original
10Report of the Subsidiary Body on its work in 2014 and examination of nominations for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity ITH/14/9.COM/10+Add.3: English|French
See the 46 nominations

Aide-mémoire for completing a nomination to the RL: English|French
2014-11-26 09:35: English|French|Original
2014-11-26 15:15: English|French|Original
2014-11-27 09:55: English|French|Original
2014-11-27 15:00: English|French|Original
11Establishment of the Evaluation Body for the 2015 cycleITH/14/9.COM/11: English|French
2014-11-27 18:00: English|French|Original
2014-11-28 09:30: English|French|Original
2014-11-28 10:57: English|French|Original
12Number of files submitted for the 2015 cycle and number of files that can be treated in the 2016 and 2017 cyclesITH/14/9.COM/12: English|French
2014-11-28 11:48: English|French|Original
13.aDraft amendments to the Operational Directives on periodic reportingITH/14/9.COM/13.a: English|French
2014-11-28 12:00: English|French|Original
13.bExpert meeting on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and sustainable developmentITH/14/9.COM/13.b: English|French
2014-11-25 17:02: English|French|Original
13.cReflection on the referral option for the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of HumanityITH/14/9.COM/13.c: English|French
2014-11-28 12:15: English|French|Original
2014-11-28 12:50: English|French|Original
13.dEvaluation of the implementation of previous decisions of the Committee in connection with the inscription of elements, selection of proposals to the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices, and approval of requests for International AssistanceITH/14/9.COM/13.d: English|French
2014-11-24 16:35: English|French|Original
13.eDeveloping an overall results framework for the ConventionITH/14/9.COM/13.e: English|French
2014-11-25 17:45: English|French|Original
13.fCoordinated Culture Sector fundraising strategyITH/14/9.COM/13.f: English|French
2014-11-25 17:55: English|French|Original
13.gAdvantages and disadvantages to Member States in synchronizing the meetings of culture ConventionsITH/14/9.COM/13.g: English|French
2014-11-25 17:58: English|French|Original
13.hExchange of experiences, cooperation and synergies between UNESCO’s culture ConventionsITH/14/9.COM/13.h: English|French
2014-11-25 18:04: English|French|Original
14Accreditation and evaluation of non-governmental organizationsITH/14/9.COM/14: English|French
2014-11-28 12:44: English|French|Original
15Date and venue of the tenth session of the CommitteeITH/14/9.COM/15: English|French
2014-11-28 15:35: English|French|Original
16Election of the members of the Bureau of the tenth session of the CommitteeITH/14/9.COM/16: English|French
2014-11-28 15:40: English|French|Original
17Other business 2014-11-28 15:55: English|French|Original
18Adoption of the List of Decisions 2014-11-28 15:00: English|French|Original
19Closure of the session 2014-11-28 15:56: English|French|Original