Decisión del Comité intergubernamental: 8.COM 13.d

The Committee,

  1. Having examined Documents ITH/13/8.COM/13.d and ITH/13/8.COM/5.c,
  2. Recalling its Decision 6.COM 15 and Resolution 4.GA 5,
  3. Recommends to the General Assembly that it approve the amendments to the Operational Directives as annexed to the present Decision in order for nominations to the Representative List to be evaluated by the Evaluation Body.

ANNEX

 

Operational Directives

 

Proposed amendments

I.7

Evaluation of files

I.7

No change.

25.

Evaluation includes assessment of the conformity of the nomination, proposal or international assistance request with the required criteria.

25.

No change.

26.

Evaluation of nominations for inscription on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, of proposed programmes, projects and activities that best reflect the principles and objectives of the Convention and of International Assistance requests greater than US$25,000 shall be accomplished by a consultative body of the Committee established in accordance with Article 8.3 of the Convention. The Consultative Body will make recommendations to the Committee for its decision. The Consultative Body shall be composed of six accredited NGOs and six independent experts appointed by the Committee, taking into consideration equitable geographical representation and various domains of intangible cultural heritage. The duration of office of a member of the Consultative Body shall not exceed four years. Every year, the Committee shall renew one quarter of the members of the Consultative Body.

26.

On an experimental basis the evaluation of nominations for inscription on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, of proposed programmes, projects and activities that best reflect the principles and objectives of the Convention and of International Assistance requests greater than US$25,000 shall be accomplished by a consultative body of the Committee established in accordance with Article 8.3 of the Convention, to be known as the ‘Evaluation Body’. The Evaluation Body will make recommendations to the Committee for its decision. The Evaluation Body shall be composed of twelve members appointed by the Committee: six experts qualified in the various fields of the intangible cultural heritage representatives of States Parties non-Members of the Committee and six accredited NGOs, taking into consideration equitable geographical representation and various domains of intangible cultural heritage.

 

 

26 bis.

The duration of office of a member of the Evaluation Body shall not exceed four years. Every year, the Committee shall renew one quarter of the members of the Evaluation Body. At least three months prior to the opening of the session of the Committee, the Secretariat shall inform the States Parties within each Electoral Group with a vacant seat to be filled. Up to three candidatures shall be sent to the Secretariat by the Chairperson of the Electoral Group concerned at least six weeks prior to the opening of the session. Once appointed by the Committee, the members of the Evaluation Body shall act impartially in the interests of all the States Parties and the Convention.

27.

For the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, each evaluation shall include assessment of the viability of the element and of the feasibility and sufficiency of the safeguarding plan. It shall also include assessment of the risk of its disappearing, due, inter alia, to the lack of means for safeguarding and protecting it, or to processes of globalization and social or environmental transformation.

27.

No change.

28.

The Consultative Body shall submit to the Committee an evaluation report that includes a recommendation:

-       to inscribe or not to inscribe the nominated element on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding;

-       to select or not to select the proposed programme, project or activity; or

-       to approve or not to approve the international assistance request.

28.

The Evaluation Body shall submit to the Committee an evaluation report that includes a recommendation:

-       to inscribe or not to inscribe the nominated element on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding;

-       to inscribe or not to inscribe the nominated element on the Representative List, or to refer the nomination to the submitting State(s) for additional information;

-       to select or not to select the proposed programme, project or activity; or

-       to approve or not to approve the international assistance request.

29.

Evaluation of nominations for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity shall be accomplished by a subsidiary body of the Committee established in accordance with its Rules of Procedure. The Committee, through its Subsidiary Body, shall examine every year nominations for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in accordance with the resources available and their capacity to examine these nominations. States Parties are encouraged to keep in mind the above factors when submitting nominations for inscription on the Representative List.

 

Evaluation of nominations for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity shall be accomplished by a subsidiary body of the Committee established in accordance with its Rules of Procedure. The Committee, through its Subsidiary Body, shall examine every year nominations for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in accordance with the resources available and their capacity to examine these nominations. States Parties are encouraged to keep in mind the above factors when submitting nominations for inscription on the Representative List.

30.

The Subsidiary Body submits to the Committee an evaluation report that includes a recommendation to inscribe or not to inscribe the nominated element on the Representative List, or to refer the nomination to the submitting State(s) for additional information.

 

The Subsidiary Body submits to the Committee an evaluation report that includes a recommendation to inscribe or not to inscribe the nominated element on the Representative List, or to refer the nomination to the submitting State(s) for additional information.

31.

The Secretariat will transmit to the Committee an overview of all nominations, proposals of programmes, projects and activities and international assistance requests including summaries and evaluation reports. The files and evaluation reports will also be made available to States Parties for their consultation.

31.29.

No change.

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