At the request of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (Decision 9.COM 13.e and Decision 10.COM 9 ), UNESCO is organizing an expert meeting from 7 to 9 September 2016 in Beijing, China aiming to lay the foundation upon which an overall results framework of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage could be constructed. This expert meeting is generously funded and hosted by the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO.
The three-day meeting in Beijing will gather some 35 participants from around the world. The report of the meeting will be presented to the eleventh session of the Committee in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in November/December 2016. Based on the discussions at these occassions, a preliminary results framework for the Convention (with proposed objectives, time-frames, quantitative and qualitative indicators, and benchmarks) will be elaborated for examination by the intergovernmental open-ended working group that may be organized in 2017, subject to extrabudgetary funding.