Decisión del Comité intergubernamental: 17.COM 6.A.5

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.4,
  3. Expresses its appreciation to Morocco for submitting, on time, its first report on the status of the element ‘Taskiwin, martial dance of the western High Atlas’, 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 supporting the establishment of the National Taskiwin Federation, organizing the first National Taskiwin Festival, engaging educational institutions for raising awareness and interest amongst youth, and supporting practitioners of the element, thereby increasing the number of practitioners;
  5. Further takes note of the efforts of community members, organizations and institutions to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, by continuing to practice the element to the extent possible, prioritizing postponed activities in the updated safeguarding plan, and using online modalities for ensuring community participation in the elaboration of the report and the updated safeguarding plan;
  6. Encourages the State Party to pursue its efforts to transmit the element through educational institutions and training activities aimed at youth, to organize the yearly National Festival of Taskiwin, and to document the practice of the element, including the craft knowledge and the associated skills;
  7. Invites the State Party to continue paying particular attention to the significance of the use of mother tongue of communities in the safeguarding of the element and in the planning of further safeguarding measures;
  8. Further encourages the State Party to continue its fundraising efforts and developing synergies among various funding sources;
  9. 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.