Committee’s ninth session approaches
Documents are online, registration is open, and preparations are in full swing for the ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 24 to 28 November 2014). Chaired by H. E. Mr José Manuel Rodríguez Cuadros, Peru, the Committee will review periodic reports submitted by 27 States Parties on their implementation of the Convention and reports on the status of 8 elements inscribed on the Urgent Safeguarding List.
The Committee will also discuss a first draft of possible Operational Directives on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and sustainable development at the national level, the result of an expert meeting held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 29 September to 1 October 2014, and will examine draft amendments to the Directives on periodic reporting. For the first time, the Committee will establish an Evaluation Body to evaluate, beginning with the 2015 cycle, nominations to the Urgent Safeguarding List and Representative List, proposals to the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices and requests for International Assistance. The Committee will also examine 8 nominations for inscription on the Urgent Safeguarding List and 45 on the Representative List, 4 proposals to the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices and 2 requests for financial assistance.
The provisional agenda for the session and all of its working documents are published on the webpage of this session: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/en/9COM/.
An information and exchange session for States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will take place on Monday 3 November 2014 (3 to 5 p.m.) in Room II (Fontenoy) to introduce the provisional agenda and timetable, as well as provide practical information concerning the ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee.
9th session of the Intergovernmental Committee (24 November 2014 – 28 November 2014)