Resolution of the General Assembly: 8.GA 6.ADD

The General Assembly,

  1. Having examined document LHE/20/8.GA/6 Add.,
  2. Takes note of the adjustments made by the Secretariat in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and appreciates the promptness and usefulness of this response despite numerous challenges;
  3. Acknowledges that the observations made through the survey and dedicated web platform, as well as the other actions undertaken by the Secretariat, offer a pertinent example of the relevance of the Convention in the face of global challenges, and demonstrate that living heritage has the capacity to respond and adapt to such challenges;
  4. Encourages the Secretariat to apply the lessons learned from this response, including those related to capacity building, in its future activities to support the work of the governing bodies of the Convention and national safeguarding efforts.