Closing of the Seventh Session of the Committee
- Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of Papua
During this session, the Committee has also inscribed four elements on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and twenty seven elements on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It has also selected two safeguarding programmes for the Register of Best Practices and granted four international assistance requests totalling US$ 660,000.
A number of matters pertaining to the experience gained in implementing the referral option of the Representative List, the right scale or scope of an element, the procedure for extended inscription of an element that is already inscribed, and the use of the emblem of the Convention were also discussed by the Committee.
Following the invitation of the Government of Azerbaijan, the eight session of the Intergovernmental Committee will be held in Baku (Azerbaijan) from 2 to 8 December 2013.
- 03/07-12-2012, Paris (France): 7th session of the Intergovernmental Committee