Decision of the Intergovernmental Committee: 8.COM 17

The Committee,

  1. Having examined Document ITH/13/8.COM/7.a,
  2. Recalling its debates during the present session,
  3. Considering that the evaluation of nominations to the Urgent Safeguarding List includes assessment of the safeguarding plan, according to paragraph 27 of the Operational Directives and that criterion U.3 requires solely that ‘Safeguarding measures are elaborated that may enable the community, groups and, if applicable, individuals concerned to continue the practice and transmission of the element’,
  4. Requests the Secretariat to propose revisions to the Operational Directives in order to reflect the need for presenting a safeguarding plan in the nomination to the Urgent Safeguarding List by the submitting State Party for examination by the General Assembly at its fifth session.