Decision of the Intergovernmental Committee: 6.COM 5

The Committee,

  1. Having examined Document ITH/11/6.COM/CONF.206/5,
  2. Recalling Article 30 of the Convention,
  3. Noting with satisfaction the continued rapid pace of ratification, and welcoming with enthusiasm those thirteen States that have become party to the Convention since the third session of the General Assembly,
  4. Further noting the growing enthusiasm among States Parties to participate in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices, while acknowledging the challenges posed by that ever-increasing interest,
  5. Thanks all States Parties, non-governmental organizations and individuals that provided support to the work of the Committee through their services as independent examiners or as members of the Consultative Body, the Subsidiary Body or the Bureau;
  6. Emphasizes the importance of the global capacity-building programme for the effective implementation of the Convention at the national level, recalls the necessity of sufficient human and financial resources in order to extend its reach, and invites State Parties and other donors to reinforce their support to capacity building;
  7. Thanks those numerous States Parties that have made generous voluntary supplementary contributions to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund or provided other extra-budgetary support to strengthen the implementation of the Convention;
  8. Adopts the provisional report on its activities between the third and fourth sessions of the General Assembly included in Document ITH/11/6.COM/CONF.206/5 ;
  9. Delegates to its Bureau the authority to approve the completed final report before the next session of the General Assembly.