Decision of the Intergovernmental Committee: 11.COM 14

The Committee,

  1. Having examined document ITH/16/11.COM/14 and its annex,
  2. Recalling Article 7 and Decisions 8.COM 5.c.1, 9.COM 13.e, 10.COM 9 and 11.COM 2.BUR 1,
  3. Thanking the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for having generously hosted and co-funded the preliminary expert meeting on developing an overall results framework for the Convention that was held in Beijing, China, from 7 to 9 September 2016,
  4. Acknowledging the importance of developing an overall results framework for adequately fulfilling its function of monitoring the implementation of the Convention and reaffirming the necessity for an inclusive process of consultation and discussion in the development of such a framework,
  5. Expresses its satisfaction with the outcomes of the expert meeting and thanks the experts for their efforts and contributions;
  6. Takes notes that the results map annexed to this decision reflects a vision of success for the implementation of the Convention placing outcomes and impacts on a logical sequence and constitutes a thinking tool for developing an overall results framework;
  7. Requests the Secretariat to continue developing an overall results framework building on the discussions of the preliminary expert meeting and the initial debate by the States Parties in the eleventh session of the Committee;
  8. Further takes note that, to date, no voluntary supplementary contributions have been received into the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund in order to cover all of the costs of organizing an open ended intergovernmental working group for this purpose, including the costs of the participation of representatives of developing countries that are parties to the Convention, whether or not members of the Committee, but only for persons who are experts in intangible cultural heritage, while welcoming the expressed intent of the People’s Republic of China to fund and host it;
  9. Decides to include this topic on the agenda of its twelfth session, with a view to examining the conclusions of the open ended intergovernmental working group, should it occur.

ANNEX

Results map for developing an overall results framework for the Convention

Inputs

 

Resources needed to safeguard intangible cultural heritage identified and agreed by relevant stakeholders

 

 

 

 

Activities
(cf. Article 2.3)

 

Actions to safeguard intangible cultural heritage identified and agreed by relevant stakeholders such as:

·         identification

·         documentation

·         research

·         preservation

·         protection

·         promotion

·         enhancement

·         transmission, particularly through formal and non-formal education

·         revitalization

·         …

 

 

 

 

Outputs
(cf. Articles 11-18; 23)

 

Identified and agreed actions implemented by relevant stakeholders such as:

·         inventories

·         policies

·         institutional frameworks

·         scientific, technical and artistic studies

·         educational, training, awareness-raising and information programmes

·         capacity-building programmes

·         participation in the international mechanisms of the Convention

·         …

 

 

 

 

Short-term Outcomes

 

Improved capacities to support the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in general

 

Improved capacities to implement safeguarding measures or plans for specific elements of intangible cultural heritage

 

 

 

 

Mid-term Outcomes

 

Effective relationships built among a diversity of communities, groups and individuals and other stakeholders for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage

 

Dynamic development and implementation of safeguarding measures or plans for specific elements of intangible cultural heritage led by a diversity of communities, groups and individuals

 

 

 

 

Long-term Outcomes
(cf. Article 1)

 

Continued practice and transmission of intangible cultural heritage ensured

 

Diversity of intangible cultural heritage respected

 

Recognition and awareness of the importance of intangible cultural heritage and its safeguarding ensured

 

Engagement and international cooperation for safeguarding enhanced among all stakeholders and at all levels

 

 

                 

 

Impacts

 

Intangible cultural heritage is safeguarded by communities, groups and individuals who exercise active and ongoing stewardship over it, thereby contributing to sustainable development for human well-being, dignity and creativity in peaceful and inclusive societies