Resolución de la Asamblea General: 8.GA 6

The General Assembly,

  1. Having examined document LHE/20/8.GA/6,
  2. Commends the Secretariat for the continued and timely support provided for the sound governance of the Convention through the efficient organization of statutory meetings and management of its various mechanisms and notes with satisfaction the initial roll-out of the periodic reporting reform;
  3. Further commends the Secretariat for supporting the first steps on the reflection on the listing mechanisms through the follow-up of inscribed elements, and the implementation of the upstream dialogue process;
  4. Appreciates the efforts of the Secretariat to better operationalize the International Assistance mechanism, which resulted in an improved expenditure of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund;
  5. Expresses satisfaction with the global capacity-building programme, noting the important role of key partners such as category 2 centres in the sustainability of the programme and welcomes strong progress made on the intersectoral work on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in formal and non-formal education;
  6. Takes note of the progress made in selected thematic areas such as on intangible cultural heritage in emergencies as well as on intangible cultural heritage and urban contexts, and encourages the Secretariat to continue to develop other thematic initiatives;
  7. Further appreciates the targeted communications and outreach initiatives, which increased the visibility of and awareness about the Convention, and innovative online projects, notably ‘Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage’, that engaged new audiences with intangible cultural heritage;
  8. Welcomes the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the survey and dedicated web platform as well as the online capacity building on periodic reporting in Latin America and the Caribbean, and encourages the Secretariat to continue its efforts in this regard and communicate widely on the survey results;
  9. Requests the Secretariat to report on its activities for the period between January 2020 and December 2021 for examination by the General Assembly at its ninth session.