Eighth session of the General Assembly

The eighth session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (previously foreseen from 25 to 27 August) has been rescheduled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to 8 to 10 September 2020 (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris).

Over the three days, 178 States Parties will discuss a number of issues that are important for the safeguarding of living heritage around the world. Participants are required to register online by the deadline of 28 August 2020. Due to limitations on seating capacity (two people per delegation at any one time in Room I and a limited number of Observers can be seated in the mezzanine), participants who have not registered by that date cannot be guaranteed access to the meeting rooms.

Please also note that audio transmission will be provided in another room and the debates will be broadcast live on this webpage.
During the meeting, participants will be required to respect physical distancing practices and sanitary measures (including wearing a mask) in line with host country rules and UNESCO guidance. Details on these measures will be shared with all participants in advance of the meeting.

Agenda and documents

 Punto al orden del díaDocumentos
1Apertura LHE/20/8.GA/INF.1: inglés|francés
Summary records of the seventh session of the General Assembly
LHE/19/14.COM/4: inglés|francés
Summary records of the thirteenth session of the Committee
LHE/20/15.COM/4: inglés|francés
Summary records of the fourteen session of the Committee 
2Elección de la Mesa LHE/20/8.GA/2: inglés|francés|español|ruso|árabe|chino
3Adoption of the agenda LHE/20/8.GA/3: inglés|francés|español|ruso|árabe|chino

LHE/20/8.GA/INF.3.1: inglés|francés
Provisional timetable
LHE/20/8.GA/INF.3.2: inglés|francés
Provisional list of documents 
4Distribution of seats in the Committee per electoral group LHE/20/8.GA/4: inglés|francés|español|ruso|árabe|chino
5Report of the Committee to the General Assembly LHE/20/8.GA/5: inglés|francés|español|ruso|árabe|chino
6Report of the Secretariat on its activities (January 2018 to December 2019) LHE/20/8.GA/6: inglés|francés|español|ruso|árabe|chino
7Use of the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund LHE/20/8.GA/7: inglés|francés|español|ruso|árabe|chino

LHE/20/8.GA/INF.7: inglés|francés
Financial statement for the period 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2019 
8Contribution to the preparation of the new Medium-Term Strategy 2022-2029 (41C/4) and draft Programme and Budget 2022-2025 (41C/5) LHE/20/8.GA/8: inglés|francés|español|ruso|árabe|chino
9Intangible cultural heritage in emergencies LHE/20/8.GA/9: inglés|francés|español|ruso|árabe|chino
10Revision of the Operational Directives for the implementation of the Convention LHE/20/8.GA/10: inglés|francés|español|ruso|árabe|chino
11Update on the reflection on the listing mechanisms of the Convention LHE/20/8.GA/11: inglés|francés|español|ruso|árabe|chino

LHE/19/14.COM/14: inglés|francés
Reflection on the listing mechanisms of the Convention 
12Update on the reflection on the participation of non-governmental organizations in the implementation of the Convention LHE/20/8.GA/12: inglés|francés|español|ruso|árabe|chino
13Accreditation of non-governmental organizations to act in an advisory capacity to the Committee LHE/20/8.GA/13: inglés|francés|español|ruso|árabe|chino
14Election of the members of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage LHE/20/8.GA/14: inglés|francés|español|ruso|árabe|chino

LHE/20/8.GA/INF.14: inglés|francés
List of candidate States Parties for election to the Intergovernmental Committee (to be put online on 11 August 2020 as per Rule 14.2 of the Rules of Procedure) 
15Other business