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Ninth Session of the Intergovernmental Committee (9.COM)

Resources

Participation

  • Registration: you can already register online your participation and consult the preliminary list of participants
  • Webcast: the meeting will be audiocast in English and French. No videocast will be organized by UNESCO (media wishing to videocast debates should contact us)
  • Information session: Sunday 23 November 2014, 3 to 5 p.m., in Room IV (presentation: English|French)

The ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will take place at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, from 24 to 28 November 2014 in Room I.

Committee members

Afghanistan, Algeria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, Hungary, India, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Mongolia, Namibia, Nigeria, Peru, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda and Uruguay

Files presented by States Parties for this session

Key references
Operational Directives (as amended in June 2014):
> English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
Rules of procedure:
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Agenda

Committee Members wishing to submit amendments are invited to fill in following form (English|French) and to send it to ICH-amendments@unesco.org.

Out of concern for the environment and in order to reduce costs, printed copies of the documents will not be provided.

 Item of the agendaDocuments
1Opening of the sessionITH/14/9.COM/INF.1: English|French
General information 
2Adoption of the agenda of the ninth session of the Committee ITH/14/9.COM/2: English|French

ITH/14/9.COM/INF.2.1 (Rev. only in English): English|French
Provisional timetable
ITH/14/9.COM/INF.2.2 Rev.2: English|French
Provisional list of documents 
3Admission of observersITH/14/9.COM/3: English|French
 
4Adoption of the summary records of the eighth session of the CommitteeITH/14/9.COM/4 Rev.: English|French
 
5.aExamination of the reports of States Parties on the implementation of the Convention and on the current status of elements inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of HumanityITH/14/9.COM/5.a: English|French
See the 27 reports 
5.bExamination of the reports of States Parties on the current status of elements inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent SafeguardingITH/14/9.COM/5.b: English|French
See the 8 reports 
5.cReports of States Parties on the use of international assistance from the Intangible Cultural Heritage FundITH/14/9.COM/5.c: English|French
 
6Report by the Secretariat on its activitiesITH/14/9.COM/6: English|French

ITH/14/9.COM/INF.6: English|French
Financial statement for the period 1 January 2014 – 30 September 2014 
7Voluntary supplementary contributions to the Intangible Cultural Heritage FundITH/14/9.COM/7 Rev.: English|French
 
8Report on the audit of the governance of UNESCO and dependent funds, programmes and entitiesITH/14/9.COM/8: English|French
 
9Report of the Consultative Body on its work in 2014ITH/14/9.COM/9: English|French
 
9.aExamination of nominations for inscription on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding ITH/14/9.COM/9.a: English|French
See the 8 nominations

Aide-mémoire for completing a nomination to the USL: English|French
 
9.bExamination of proposals for selection to the Register of Best Safeguarding PracticesITH/14/9.COM/9.b: English|French
See the 4 proposals 
9.cExamination of requests for International Assistance ITH/14/9.COM/9.c: English|French
See the 2 requests 
10Report of the Subsidiary Body on its work in 2014 and examination of nominations for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity ITH/14/9.COM/10+Add.: English|French
See the 46 nominations

Aide-mémoire for completing a nomination to the RL: English|French
 
11Establishment of the Evaluation Body for the 2015 cycleITH/14/9.COM/11: English|French
 
12Number of files submitted for the 2015 cycle and number of files that can be treated in the 2016 and 2017 cyclesITH/14/9.COM/12: English|French
 
13.aDraft amendments to the Operational Directives on periodic reportingITH/14/9.COM/13.a: English|French
 
13.bExpert meeting on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and sustainable developmentITH/14/9.COM/13.b: English|French
 
13.cReflection on the referral option for the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of HumanityITH/14/9.COM/13.c: English|French
 
13.dEvaluation of the implementation of previous decisions of the Committee in connection with the inscription of elements, selection of proposals to the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices, and approval of requests for International AssistanceITH/14/9.COM/13.d: English|French
 
13.eDeveloping an overall results framework for the ConventionITH/14/9.COM/13.e: English|French
 
13.fCoordinated Culture Sector fundraising strategyITH/14/9.COM/13.f: English|French
 
13.gAdvantages and disadvantages to Member States in synchronizing the meetings of culture ConventionsITH/14/9.COM/13.g: English|French
 
13.hExchange of experiences, cooperation and synergies between UNESCO’s culture ConventionsITH/14/9.COM/13.h: English|French
 
14Accreditation and evaluation of non-governmental organizationsITH/14/9.COM/14: English|French
 
15Date and venue of the tenth session of the CommitteeITH/14/9.COM/15: English|French
 
16Election of the members of the Bureau of the tenth session of the CommitteeITH/14/9.COM/16: English|French
 
17Other business 
18Adoption of the List of Decisions 
19Closure of the session