Decision of the Intergovernmental Committee: 17.COM 10

The Committee,

  1. Having examined document LHE/22/17.COM/10 and its annex,
  2. Recalling Resolution GA 9, as well as Decisions 8.COM 5.c.1, 9.COM 9.b, 10.COM 10, 13.COM 5, 14.COM 5.b, 16.COM 14 and 5.EXT.COM 4,
  3. Renews its gratitude to the Kingdom of Sweden for supporting the reflection for a broader implementation of Article 18 of the Convention;
  4. Establishes the main initial reflection topics as:
  • Topic 1: Improving the access to and increasing the visibility of the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices
  • Topic 2: Towards the creation of an ‘observatory’ for sharing good safeguarding practices
  • Topic 3: Any other issues to be identified
5. Requests that the Secretariat convene the Category VI meeting of experts in the first half of 2023 with a view to laying the ground for the Open-ended intergovernmental working group to be convened in the second half of 2023 and to do so while taking into account the recommendations made and discussions held through the global reflection on the listing mechanisms of the 2003 Convention;
6. Takes note of the provisional timeline for the reflection on a broader implementation of Article 18 of the Convention;
7. Further requests that the Secretariat report the results of the Category VI meeting of experts as well as the progress made as regards the preparation of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group, for examination by the eighteenth session of the Committee.