Decisión del Comité intergubernamental: 17.COM 6.A.4

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.3,
  3. Expresses its appreciation to Mongolia for submitting, on time, its first report on the status of the element ‘Mongolian traditional practices of worshipping the sacred sites’, inscribed in 2017 on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding;
  4. Takes note of the efforts undertaken by the State Party to safeguard the element, in particular through developing legislative and policy measures and administrative structures for safeguarding, addressing both the cultural and environmental aspects of the element, providing training and networking opportunities for practitioners, involving communities in developing and implementing safeguarding measures and reviving the element;
  5. Further takes note of the efforts of community members, organizations and institutions to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, by adjusting the practice of the element to the limited number of participants in worshiping performances;
  6. Encourages the State Party to pursue its efforts to document and research the element, train and support practitioners, improve legislative and policy frameworks, including with regard to limiting mining in sacred areas, and ensure participatory safeguarding;
  7. Invites the State Party to continue sustaining the transmission of the element and raising awareness about the knowledge and practices associated with it, such as folk beliefs, poetry, song, dance, handicrafts, and others;
  8. Further invites the State Party to address newly identified risks for safeguarding, including eventual standardization of conducting worshipping rituals, and to ensure community representation in decisions on the transmission of their respective knowledge and skills;
  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.