Third session of the General Assembly of the States Parties

The third session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage took place from 22 to 24 June 2010 at UNESCO Headquarters.

In conformity with its Rules of Procedure and with Article 6 of the Convention, the General Assembly conducted an election for the renewal of half of the Members of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The General Assembly also examined and approved additional draft operational directives to guide the implementation of the Convention, revised some of the directives it adopted at its second session in June 2008 and proceeded with accreditation of non-governmental organizations for advisory services to the Committee.

Participants, summary records and resolutions

Mr Toshiyuki Kono (Japan), President of the third session of the General Assembly

Chairperson, Vice-Chairs and Rapporteur

  • Chairperson: Mr Toshiyuki Kono (Japan)
  • Vice-Chairs: Croatia, Mexico, Monaco, United Arab Emirates, Zimbabwe
  • Rapporteur: Ms Alida Matković (Croatia)

Speeches

  • Mr.Francesco Bandarin, Representative of the Director-General of UNESCO, Assistant Director-General for Culture: English|French
  • Mr.Chérif Khaznadar, Chairman of the second General Assembly of the States Parties to the 2003 Convention: English|French
  • Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the Closing Ceremony: English|French|Multilingual

Working documents

Information documents

  • Summary records of the second session of the General Assembly
    ITH/10/3.GA/CONF.201/INF.1.1: English|French
  • Provisional timetable
    ITH/10/3.GA/CONF.201/INF.3.1: English|French
  • Provisional list of documents
    ITH/10/3.GA/CONF.201/INF.3.2 Rev.: English|French
  • Report of the Committee on its activities between June 2008 and June 2010
    ITH/10/3.GA/CONF.201/INF.4.1 Rev.: English|French
  • Report of the Secretariat on its activities between June 2008 and June 2010
    ITH/10/3.GA/CONF.201/INF.4.2: English|French
  • Results of the working group of the Committee on the amendments to the Operational Directives
    ITH/10/3.GA/CONF.201/INF.5: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
  • Provisional list of NGOs, non-profit making institutions and experts
    ITH/10/3.GA/CONF.201/INF.7: English/French
  • Financial statement for the period 1 January 2008 – 31 December 2009
    ITH/10/3.GA/CONF.201/INF.8: English|French
  • List of candidate States Parties for election to the Intergovernmental Committee
    ITH/10/3.GA/CONF.201/INF.12.1 Rev.10: English|French
  • Note concerning item 12 of the provisional agenda:Election of the members of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
    ITH/10/3.GA/CONF.201/INF.12.2: English|French
  • List of participants
    ITH/10/3.GA/CONF.201/INF.14: English/French