Thirteenth session of the Committee

List of recommended hotels (revised on 13 September): inglés|francés

The thirteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will take place in Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius, from Monday 26 November to Saturday 1 December 2018, at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC). The meeting will be chaired by the Honourable Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, Minister of Arts and Culture of the Republic of Mauritius.

Information and exchange session
- Presentation by the Secretariat: inglés|francés
- Presentation by the Republic of Mauritius: inglés|francés

Over the six days, the twenty-four States Members of the Committee, elected by the General Assembly of the 2003 Convention, are to discuss a number of issues that are important for the safeguarding of living heritage around the world.

As every year, the international cooperation mechanisms established under the 2003 Convention such as inscriptions on the Lists, register of Good Safeguarding Practices and requests for International Assistance together with the examination of national reports are inscribed on the agenda of the meeting. On this occasion, the Committee will also examine the reform of the periodic reporting mechanism, further discuss the roles of accredited NGOs, reflect on how to follow up on issues related to elements already inscribed, as well as continue its deliberations on the complex role that communities play in safeguarding their living heritage at risk in emergencies.

Committee Members

Armenia, Austria, Azerbaiyán, Camerún, China, Chipre, Colombia, Cuba, Djibuti, Filipinas, Guatemala, Jamaica, Japón, Kazajstán, Kuwait, Líbano, Mauricio, Países Bajos, Palestina, Polonia, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Togo y Zambia

Vacant seats in the Evaluation Body

The Evaluation Body was established with a system of rotation, by which three of its twelve members be appointed at each session of the Committee. During the next Committee, following seats are to be filled:

  • Electoral Group I: one expert
  • Electoral Group II: one expert
  • Electoral Group V(a): one accredited NGO (20 NGOs are currently accredited)

The calendar of appointment stands as follows:

  • 5 October: States Parties should send candidates to the Chairperson of their Electoral Group;
  • 15 October: the Chairperson of each group should send a maximum of 3 candidates to the Secretariat;
  • 29 October: the Secretariat publishes working documents of the Committee, including the list of candidatures;
  • During the 13th session, the Committee appoints the three new members.

Agenda, documents and recordings

Committee Members wishing to submit amendments are invited to fill in following form (English/French) and to send it to

Out of concern for the environment and in order to reduce costs, printed copies of the documents will not be provided.

 Punto al orden del díaDocumentos
1Apertura ITH/18/13.COM/INF.1 Rev.: inglés|francés
General information 
2Adopción del orden del día ITH/18/13.COM/2 Rev.: inglés|francés

ITH/18/13.COM/INF.2.1: inglés|francés
Provisional timetable
ITH/18/13.COM/INF.2.2: pronto disponible
Provisional list of documents 
3Observadores ITH/18/13.COM/3: pronto disponible
4Aprobación de las actas de la duodécima reunión del Comité ITH/18/13.COM/4: inglés|francés
5Informe de la Secretaría sobre sus actividades ITH/18/13.COM/5: pronto disponible

ITH/18/13.COM/INF.5.1: pronto disponible
Outreach and communication
ITH/18/13.COM/INF.5.2: pronto disponible
Financial Report of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund for the period 1 January 2018 – 30 June 2018
ITH/18/13.COM/INF.5.3: pronto disponible
The use of International Assistance and the global capacity-building programme in relation to elements on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding 
6Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund: voluntary supplementary contributions and other issues ITH/18/13.COM/6: pronto disponible
7.aExamen de los informes de los Estados Partes sobre la aplicación de la Convención y el estado actual de elementos inscritos en la Lista Representativa del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de la Humanidad ITH/18/13.COM/7.a: pronto disponible
7.bExamen de los informes de Estados Partes sobre el estado actual de elementos inscritos en la Lista del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial que requiere medidas urgentes de salvaguardia ITH/18/13.COM/7.b: pronto disponible
7.cInformes de los Estados Partes sobre la utilización de la asistencia internacional del Fondo del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial ITH/18/13.COM/7.c: pronto disponible
8Reform of the periodic reporting mechanism ITH/18/13.COM/8: pronto disponible
9Issues concerning the follow-up of inscribed elements on the Lists of the Convention ITH/18/13.COM/9: pronto disponible
10Informe del Órgano de Evaluación sobre el desempeño de sus funciones en 2018 ITH/18/13.COM/10: pronto disponible
10.aExamen de las candidaturas a la inscripción en la Lista del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial que requiere medidas urgentes de salvaguardia ITH/18/13.COM/10.a: pronto disponible
See the 7 nominations 
10.bExamen de las candidaturas a la inscripción en la Lista Representativa del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de la Humanidad ITH/18/13.COM/10.b: pronto disponible
See the 40 nominations 
10.cExamen de las propuestas para el Registro de Buenas Prácticas de Salvaguardia ITH/18/13.COM/10.c: pronto disponible
See the 2 proposals 
10.dExamen de las solicitudes de asistencia internacional ITH/18/13.COM/10.d: pronto disponible
See the 1 request 
11El patrimonio cultural inmaterial en situaciones de emergencia ITH/18/13.COM/11: pronto disponible
12Multiple submissions of International Assistance requests ITH/18/13.COM/12: pronto disponible
13Reflection on the participation of NGOs in the implementation of the Convention ITH/18/13.COM/13: pronto disponible
14Establecimiento del Órgano de evaluación para el ciclo de 2019 ITH/18/13.COM/14: pronto disponible
15Número de expedientes presentados en los ciclos 2018 y 2019 y número de expedientes que pueden ser tramitados en los ciclos 2020 y 2021 ITH/18/13.COM/15: pronto disponible
16Report of the Informal ad hoc open-ended working group ITH/18/13.COM/16: pronto disponible
17Seguimiento de la implementación de las recomendaciones relevantes del Grupo de trabajo de composición abierta sobre la gobernanza, los procedimientos y los métodos de trabajo de los órganos rectores de la UNESCO ITH/18/13.COM/17: pronto disponible
18Fecha y lugar de la decimocuarta reunión del Comité ITH/18/13.COM/18: pronto disponible
19Elección de la Mesa de la decimocuarta reunión del Comité ITH/18/13.COM/19: pronto disponible
20Otros asuntos  
21Adopción de la lista de decisiones  

*The interpretation of proceedings serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic record of the proceedings. Only the original speech is authentic.