Decision of the Intergovernmental Committee: 13.COM 7.B.14

The Committee,

  1. Having examined document ITH/18/13.COM/7.b,
  2. Recalling Chapter V of the Operational Directives and its Decision 8.COM 7.a.9,
  3. Expresses its thanks to Mongolia for submitting, on time, its first report on the status of the element ‘Mongolian calligraphy’, inscribed in 2013 on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding;
  4. Takes note of the continued efforts undertaken by Mongolia to safeguard the element, in particular by enhancing its transmission through formal and non-formal education at various levels and for different generations, raising awareness among the general public in Mongolia, and establishing a policy and legislative framework for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage;
  5. Invites the State Party to continue to develop governmental and municipal policies in the field of culture, improve the planning and financing associated with safeguarding activities, to pursue close cooperation between governmental institutions and non-governmental organizations, as well as individual practitioners, to improve safeguarding measures in response to the present situation as regards viability, paying due attention to the transmission of diverse skills and practices related to the element;
  6. Encourages the State Party to ensure broader community representation in decision-making on safeguarding measures and their updating, to pay due attention to the social functions and cultural meanings of the element in society and their possible changes, and to reflect these issues in its next report on the status of this element;
  7. Requests that the Secretariat inform the State Party at least nine months prior to the deadline of 15 December 2021 about the required submission of its next report on the status of this element.