The Secretariat of the Convention organized, Monday 25 October 2010, an information meeting for the members of the Intergovernmental Committee. This meeting took place on Room II (Fontenoy) from 3 to 6 p.m..
The purpose of this meeting was to inform Committee members about the functioning of the Committee and its general working methods. At its last session, the General Assembly adopted revised operational directives for the implementation of the Convention. The Secretariat wished to inform all members of the Committee, before its fifth session, on the changes resulting from these revisions, in particular regarding the submission of nominations for the lists of the Convention and requests for international assistance under the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund. Moreover, the Secretariat presented the provisional agenda of the fifth session of the Committee and the Chairperson informed the participants of the action taken by the Kenyan Government regarding its hosting of the Committee’s next session in Nairobi, Kenya (15-19 November 2010). This information meeting was also open to interested States Parties, which are not members of the Committee and States not party to the Convention.