Decisión del Comité intergubernamental: 13.COM 7.B.16

The Committee,

  1. Having examined document ITH/18/13.COM/7.b,
  2. Recalling Chapter V of the Operational Directives and its Decisions 4.COM 14.12 and 9.COM 5.b.8,
  3. Expresses its thanks to Viet Nam for submitting, on time, its second report on the status of the element ‘Ca trù singing’, inscribed in 2009 on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding;
  4. Welcomes the efforts undertaken by Viet Nam to respond to the concerns raised by the Committee at the time of examining its previous report on the status of this element, in particular regarding the inclusion of Ca trù in schools, and the increased involvement of Ca trù clubs in the planning and implementation of the safeguarding activities;
  5. Takes note of the continued efforts of the State Party to safeguard the element, in particular by supporting various forms of its transmission, including regular national, regional and local Ca trù events, developing policy measures for financial assistance for its practitioners, and implementing the regular inventorying, research and monitoring of the element;
  6. Notes of the changing gender roles in the Ca trù practice at present;
  7. Invites the State Party to ensure its continuous support for encouraging experienced Ca trù practitioners to transmit their knowledge and skills, in particular to younger generations, and for strengthening the operations of the growing number of Ca trù clubs;
  8. Encourages the State Party to sustain the diverse range of genres, repertoire and techniques of the element while developing and implementing further safeguarding measures, and to pay due attention to the transmission of various components of the Ca trù performance and its associated practices, which includes dancing, writing lyrics and making musical instruments;
  9. Requests that the Secretariat inform the State Party at least nine months prior to the deadline of 15 December 2021 about the required submission of its next report on the status of this element.