Decision of the Intergovernmental Committee: 14.COM 6

The Committee,

  1. Having examined document LHE/19/14.COM/6 Rev.,
  2. Recalling Article 25.5 of the Convention and Chapter II of the Operational Directives,
  3. Further recalling its previous decisions regarding voluntary supplementary contributions to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund, and most recently its Decision 13.COM 6,
  4. Also recalling Executive Board Document 204 EX/5 Part II.E on ‘Cost recovery policy: Revised Proposal for a differential rate policy for Management Cost Rates’ and its related decision,
  5. Expresses appreciation to all the contributors that have generously supported the Convention and its Secretariat since its last session, namely Japan, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as to the People’s Republic of China and Singapore for their in-kind support;
  6. Encourages States Parties to consider supporting the Convention, in particular within the scope of the two funding priorities set for the period 2018–2021 and the sub-fund for enhancing the human resources of the Secretariat, taking into account the recent efforts and success in implementing the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund;
  7. Further encourages the Secretariat, in line with its outreach and communication plan, to pursue its efforts to mobilize funds to support the implementation of the Convention, in particular for the two funding priorities approved for the period 2018–2021, and enhance the human resources of the Secretariat;
  8. Requests that the Secretariat reassess its human resource needs and submit a new revised annual target of the sub-fund to enhance its human resources, for examination by the General Assembly at its eighth session in 2020;
  9. Recommends that the General Assembly endorse the continued application of a Management Cost rate of 0 per cent for all assessed contributions to the special account of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund and apply a Management Cost rate of 7 per cent for all other contributions;
  10. Further requests that the Secretariat report, at its fifteenth session, on the progress made in the implementation of any voluntary supplementary contributions it may have received since the fourteenth session.