Decisión del Comité intergubernamental: 17.COM 6.a.2

The Committee,

  1. Having examined document LHE/22/17.COM/6.a Rev.,
  2. Recalling Chapter V of the Operational Directives and its Decision 12.COM 11.a.2,
  3. Expresses its appreciation to Colombia and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for submitting their first reports on the status of the element ‘Colombian-Venezuelan llano work songs’, inscribed in 2017 on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding;
  4. Takes note of the efforts undertaken by the States Parties to safeguard the element, in particular through engaging bearers and educational institutions, and developing awareness-raising incentives, paying attention to inclusivity of safeguarding measures;
  5. Further takes note of the efforts of community members, organizations and institutions to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, by developing virtual solutions for transmission of the element through education and for continuous awareness-raising;
  6. Encourages the States Parties to pursue their efforts to support the transmission of the element in its traditional settings and through education, as well as to enhance cooperation between bearers, institutions, and other stakeholders and strengthen their capacities to safeguard the element.
  7. Further encourages the States Parties to contextualize the element in the context of awareness-raising activities, and to develop cross-sectorial approaches for addressing the changing environment, the issues of land use and the economic development of communities;
  8. Invites Colombia to consider, in dialogue with bearers, potential benefits and risks of establishing the proposed regional accreditation of bearers, and to evaluate the suitable modalities and potential long-term impact of developing sustainable cultural tourism;
  9. Also invites the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to continue research activities and to advance a participatory and inclusive process for the proposed development of a code of ethics for llano work songs;
  10. Invites furthermore the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Colombia to continue the exchange of information and experience among the bearers in both States Parties in order to strengthen the shared identity of communities;
  11. Notes also the International Assistance granted in 2018 and its reported contribution to the safeguarding of the element in Colombia, and calls on the States Parties to continue their fundraising efforts including by developing synergies among various funding sources;
  12. Requests that the Secretariat inform the States Parties at least nine months prior to the deadline of 15 December 2025 about the required submission of their next reports on the status of this element.