A first look at the future of the Convention

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A group of experts will gather in Beijing, China from 7 to 9 September to take the first steps towards an overall results framework for the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Generously funded and hosted by the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, the meeting mobilizes diverse stakeholders to explore ways to best monitor the implementation of the 2003 Convention around the world.
The results of the expert meeting will be presented to the eleventh session of the Intergovernmental Committee from 28 November to 2 December 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A preliminary overall results framework will then be developed and debated by States Parties during an open-ended intergovernmental working group, which could take place in 2017 if voluntary supplementary contributions are received for this purpose.

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