Ninth session of the General Assembly

Eighth session of the General Assembly
Eighth session of the General Assembly
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The ninth session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage is held at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, from Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 July 2022. Over three days, 180 States Parties are gathering to discuss issues that are important for the safeguarding of living heritage around the world and the future of the Convention. These include notably the global reflection on the listing mechanisms of the Convention, the Plan for the use of the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund and the accreditation of non-governmental organizations. In addition, twelve new members of the Committee will be elected.

Documents are made available in the six working languages of the General Assembly (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) on this webpage. Out of concern for the environment and in order to reduce costs, printed copies of the documents will not be provided. Simultaneous interpretation of the debates will be provided in all six languages through a live webcast.

Representatives of States Parties and observers are invited to register online. Registered participants shall enter from UNESCO’s Suffren entrance located at 125, avenue de Suffren. In light of the current COVID-19 situation in Paris, participants are highly encouraged to wear a mask at all times on UNESCO premises, except when taking the floor.

A number of side-events are planned during this week, as described on the following calendar of events.

States Parties wishing to submit amendments are invited to fill in the following form (Amendments) and send it to ICH-amendments@unesco.org.

 Item of the agendaDocumentsRecordings*
1Opening LHE/21/16.COM/4: English|French
Summary Records of the fifteenth session of the Committee
LHE/22/17.COM/4.a: English|French
Summary records of the sixteenth session of the Committee
LHE/22/9.GA/INF.1: English|French
Summary Records of the eighth session of the General Assembly 
2022-07-05 10:10: VO (video)
 
2Election of the Bureau LHE/22/9.GA/2: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
 
2022-07-05 10:22: VO (video)
 
3Adoption of the agenda LHE/22/9.GA/3: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese

LHE/22/9.GA/INF.3.1 Rev.2: English|French
Provisional timetable
LHE/22/9.GA/INF.3.2 Rev.12: English|French
Provisional list of documents 
2022-07-05 10:34: VO (video)
 
4Distribution of seats in the Committee per electoral group LHE/22/9.GA/4: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
 
2022-07-05 10:40: VO (video)
 
5Report by the Committee to the General Assembly (January 2020 to December 2021) LHE/22/9.GA/5: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
 
2022-07-05 10:47: VO (video)
 
6Report by the Secretariat on its activities (January 2020 to December 2021) LHE/22/9.GA/6: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
 
2022-07-05 12:49: VO (video)
2022-07-05 15:00: VO (video)
2022-07-05 17:07: VO (video)
 
7Accreditation of non-governmental organizations to act in an advisory capacity to the Committee LHE/22/9.GA/7: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
See the 46 accreditation requests
: Correspondence on NGO-90481 (updated on 29 June)
: Correspondence on NGO-90493 (updated on 29 June) 
2022-07-06 10:10: VO (video)
2022-07-06 15:20
 
8Endorsement of the procedure followed for the inscription of ‘Joumou soup’, submitted by Haiti, on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity LHE/22/9.GA/8: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
 
2022-07-06 17:55
 
9The global reflection on the listing mechanisms of the Convention and proposed revisions to the Operational Directives LHE/22/9.GA/9 Rev.: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese

LHE/21/16.COM/INF.14: English|French
Summary Records of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group meeting in the framework of the global reflection on the listing mechanisms of the 2003 Convention (Part I and Part II)
LHE/22/5.EXT.COM/INF.4: English|French
Summary Records of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group meeting in the framework of the global reflection on the listing mechanisms of the 2003 Convention (Part III) 
2022-07-07 08:20
 
10Use of the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund LHE/22/9.GA/10: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese

LHE/22/9.GA/INF.10: English|French
Report on the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund for the period 1 January 2020 – 31 December 2021 
2022-07-07 09:40
 
11Election of the members of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage LHE/22/9.GA/11: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese

LHE/22/9.GA/INF.11 Rev.7: English|French
List of candidate States Parties for election to the Intergovernmental Committee
Procedure for the election of the members of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage: English|French 
2022-07-05 17:43: VO (video)
 
12Proposed revisions to the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention LHE/22/9.GA/12: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
 

 
13Proposal for the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Convention in 2023 LHE/22/9.GA/13: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
 

 
14Other business  
 
15Closure  
 
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