The General Assembly,
- Having examined document LHE/20/8.GA/12,
- Recalling Article 9 of the Convention and chapter III.2 of the Operational Directives,
- Further recalling Decisions 12.COM 13, 12.COM 17, 13.COM 13, 13.COM 16, 14.COM 15, and 14.COM 16, as well as Resolutions 7.GA 6 and 7.GA 11,
- Commends the Secretariat, accredited non-governmental organizations, the ICH NGO Forum, the informal ad hoc open-ended working group and States Parties for carrying out the reflection on the participation of non-governmental organizations in the implementation of the Convention;
- Acknowledges the important role and untapped potential of accredited non-governmental organizations and the ICH NGO Forum in providing support for the implementation of the Convention;
- Welcomes the specific item ‘Report of the Non-Governmental Organizations Forum’ to be inscribed, on an experimental basis, on the provisional agenda of the fifteenth session of the Committee;
- Takes note of the outcomes of the reflection process and requests that the Secretariat implement, as appropriate, the relevant decisions of the Committee in consultation and collaboration with the ICH NGO Forum.