Decisión del Comité intergubernamental: 17.COM 6.a.20

The Committee,

  1. Having examined document LHE/22/17.COM/6.a Rev.,
  2. Recalling Chapter V of the Operational Directives and its Decisions 4.COM 14.11, 9.COM 5.b.7 and 13.COM 7.b.13,
  3. Expresses its appreciation to Mongolia for submitting, on time, its third report on the status of the element ‘Traditional music of the Tsuur’, inscribed in 2009 on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding;
  4. Takes note of the efforts described in the report submitted by Mongolia to safeguard the element, in particular through continuing its documentation, research and promotion, developing the legal environment for its safeguarding, providing possibilities for formal and non-formal training, favoring the practice of the element as part of contemporary cultural expressions, and developing measures aimed at supporting the transmission of the element especially among the Uriankhai ethnic group;
  5. Further takes note of the efforts of community members, organizations and institutions to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, by adjusting the planned implementation of safeguarding activities and developing online solutions for training;
  6. Encourages the State Party to pursue its efforts to raise public awareness, especially among children and youth, and favor the transmission of the element through training and education, continue its documentation, and develop research-based safeguarding, and invites the State Party to support the transmission of the element especially among the Uriankhai ethnic group;
  7. Further invites the State Party to improve the social security and welfare of practitioners and consider enlarging the scope of practitioners receiving support for their practice and transmission of the element, including craftspeople engaged in making tsuur musical instruments, to enhance the role of non-governmental organizations in safeguarding the element, and recalls the importance of ensuring community representation in decisions on the transmission of their respective knowledge and skills;
  8. Further takes note of the practice of the element in tourism, and also encourages the State Party to pay due attention to safeguarding the social and cultural functions of the element for its communities and to sustain the diversity of its performances;
  9. Further encourages the State Party to continue its fundraising efforts and developing synergies among various funding sources;
  10. Requests that the Secretariat inform the State Party at least nine months prior to the deadline of 15 December 2025 about the required submission of its next report on the status of this element.

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