Twelfth session of the Committee about to start
The twelfth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage is about to start in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, with the opening ceremony planned for on 3 December. More than 700 delegates have already registered online.
During six days, from Monday 4 to Saturday 9 December 2017, the Committee will discuss a number of issues that are important for the safeguarding of living heritage around the world. Debates can be followed online.
The Committee will discuss international cooperation mechanisms established under the 2003 Convention, such as inscriptions on the Lists and requests for International Assistance as well as the examination of reports and the accreditation of non-governmental organizations. It will also debate on the establishment of an overall results framework for the Convention, the use the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund together with proposals for two funding priorities for the next four years - one on capacity building and the other on integrating intangible heritage in education - as well as the role and potential of intangible cultural heritage in situations of emergencies.
The Committee will initiate reflections that may lead to some pertinent redirections in the overall implementation of the Convention. These include proposed reforms to the periodic reporting systems, the role of accredited NGOs and other actors, and the reflection on the transfer of elements between the lists.
For more information, see the documents of the Committee, the provisional timetable (English|French) and the calendar of side events.
12th session of the Intergovernmental Committee (4 December 2017 – 9 December 2017)