Sixth session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

The sixth session of the General Assembly of the States Parties took place from 30 May to 1 June 2016 at UNESCO Headquarters.

Participation and resolutions


  • Chairperson: H. E. Mr José Manuel Rodríguez Cuadros (Peru)
  • Vice-Chairs: Germany, Poland, Nepal, Senegal, Koweit
  • Rapporteur: Mr Mustapha Nami (Morocco)

Agenda and documents

 Item of the agendaDocumentsRecordings*
1OpeningITH/16/6.GA/INF.1: English|French
Summary records of the fifth session of the General Assembly 
2016-05-30 10:15: English|French|Original
2Election of the BureauITH/16/6.GA/2: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
2016-05-30 10:40: English|French|Original
3Adoption of the agendaITH/16/6.GA/3: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese

ITH/16/6.GA/INF.3.1 Rev.2: English|French
Provisional timetable
ITH/16/6.GA/INF.3.2 Rev.3: English|French
Provisional list of documents 
2016-05-30 11:25: English|French|Original
4Distribution of seats in the Committee per electoral groupITH/16/6.GA/4: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
2016-05-30 11:53: English|French|Original
5Report of the Committee to the General AssemblyITH/16/6.GA/5: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
2016-05-30 16:10: English|French|Original
6Report of the Secretariat on its activitiesITH/16/6.GA/6: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
2016-05-30 11:58: English|French|Original
2016-05-30 15:05: English|French|Original
7Revision of the Operational Directives for the implementation of the ConventionITH/16/6.GA/7: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese

ITH/15/10.COM/4: English|French
Summary records of the ninth session of the Committee
ITH/16/11.COM/4: English|French
Summary records of the tenth session of the Committee 
2016-05-31 10:05: English|French|Original
2016-05-31 15:05: English|French|Original
2016-06-01 10:15: English|French|Original
2016-06-01 15:10: English|French|Original
8Accreditation of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to act in an advisory capacity to the CommitteeITH/16/6.GA/8: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
2016-06-01 15:21: English|French|Original
9Use of the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage FundITH/16/6.GA/9: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese

ITH/16/6.GA/INF.9.1: English|French
Financial statement for the period
1 January 2014 – 31 December 2015
ITH/16/6.GA/INF.9.2: English|French
List of donors having provided voluntary contributions in support of the Convention  
2016-06-01 15:50: English|French|Original
10Election of the members of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural HeritageITH/16/6.GA/10: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese

ITH/16/6.GA/INF.10 Rev.: English|French
List of candidate States Parties for election to the Intergovernmental Committee 
2016-06-01 16:40: English|French|Original
11Other business:
- Follow-up to the audit of the governance of UNESCO and dependent funds, programmes and entities
See documents on evaluation, audit and governance: English|French 2016-06-01 17:15: English|French|Original
12Closure 2016-06-01 17:46: English|French|Original

*The interpretation of proceedings serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic record of the proceedings. Only the original speech is authentic.