Nomination files for inscription in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (point 13 on the agenda)

The examination report, recommendations and draft decisions proposed by the Subsidiary Body responsible for the examination of nominations to the Representative List in 2009 are contained in document ITH/09/4.COM/CONF.209/13 Rev. (English|French).

The documents below are the nomination files submitted for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009, in accordance with the procedures established in the Operational Directives for the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Each nomination file includes (i) a nomination form ICH-02 with the narrative elements of the nomination file, (ii) a demonstration of consent from the communities concerned, (iii) ten photos, (iv) a short video (optional) and (v) the link to the relevant draft decision proposed by the Subsidiary Body.

Draft decisions and corresponding nomination files
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State(s)Title of the elementDocumentsDraft decision
Argentina - UruguayEN: Tango
FR: Le Tango
File reference: 00258
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Spanish
Draft decision:English|French
13.01
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AzerbaijanEN: Art of Azerbaijani Ashiq
FR: L’art des Ashiqs d’Azerbaïdjan
File reference: 00253
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Azerbaijani/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.02
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Azerbaijan - India - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Kyrgyzstan - Pakistan - Turkey - UzbekistanEN: Novruz, Nowrouz, Nooruz, Navruz, Nauroz, Nevruz
FR: Le Novruz, Nowrouz, Nooruz, Navruz, Nauroz, Nevruz
File reference: 00282
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Uzbek/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.03
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BelgiumEN: Procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges
FR: La procession du Saint-Sang à Bruges
File reference: 00263
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: French/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.04
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BulgariaEN: Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of Bulgari
FR: Le Nestinarstvo, messages du passé : le panagyr des saints Constantin et Hélène dans le village de Bulgari
File reference: 00191
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.05
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ChinaEN: Art of Chinese seal engraving
FR: L’art de la gravure de sceaux chinois
File reference: 00217
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.06
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ChinaEN: China engraved block printing technique
FR: La technique de la xylogravure chinoise
File reference: 00229
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Chinese
Draft decision:English|French
13.07
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ChinaEN: Chinese calligraphy
FR: La calligraphie chinoise
File reference: 00216
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.08
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ChinaEN: Chinese paper-cut
FR: Le découpage de papier chinois
File reference: 00219
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English/Chinese
Draft decision:English|French
13.09
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ChinaEN: Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structures
FR: Les savoir-faire liés à l’architecture traditionnelle chinoise pour les structures à ossature en bois
File reference: 00223
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Chinese/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.10
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ChinaEN: Craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocade
FR: L’artisanat du brocart Yunjin de Nanjing
File reference: 00200
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.11
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ChinaEN: Dragon Boat festival
FR: Le festival du Bateau-Dragon
File reference: 00225
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Chinese/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.12
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ChinaEN: Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic group
FR: La danse des fermiers du groupe ethnique coréen en Chine
File reference: 00213
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English/Chinese
Draft decision:English|French
13.13
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ChinaEN: Gesar epic tradition
FR: La tradition épique du Gesar
File reference: 00204
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.14
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ChinaEN: Grand song of the Dong ethnic group
FR: Le grand chant du groupe ethnique Dong
File reference: 00202
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English/Chinese
Draft decision:English|French
13.15
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ChinaEN: Hua’er
FR: Le Hua’er
File reference: 00211
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.16
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ChinaEN: Manas
FR: Le Manas
File reference: 00209
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Chinese/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.17
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ChinaEN: Mazu belief and customs
FR: Le culte et les rituels de Mazu
File reference: 00227
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English/Chinese
Draft decision:English|French
13.18
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ChinaEN: Mongolian art of singing, Khoomei
FR: L’art mongol du chant Khoomei
File reference: 00210
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.19
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ChinaEN: Nanyin
FR: Le Nanyin
File reference: 00199
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.20
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ChinaEN: Regong arts
FR: Les arts Regong
File reference: 00207
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.21
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ChinaEN: Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of China
FR: La sériciculture et l’artisanat de la soie en Chine
File reference: 00197
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English/Chinese
Draft decision:English|French
13.22
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ChinaEN: Tibetan opera
FR: L’opéra tibétain
File reference: 00208
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.23
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ChinaEN: Traditional firing technology of Longquan celadon
FR: La technique de cuisson traditionnelle du céladon de Longquan
File reference: 00205
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Chinese/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.24
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ChinaEN: Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paper
FR: Les techniques artisanales traditionnelles de fabrication du papier Xuan
File reference: 00201
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Chinese
Draft decision:English|French
13.25
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ChinaEN: Xi’an wind and percussion ensemble
FR: L’ensemble d’instruments à vent et à percussion de Xi’an
File reference: 00212
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.26
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ChinaEN: Yueju opera
FR: L’opéra Yueju
File reference: 00203
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Chinese
Draft decision:English|French
13.27
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ColombiaEN: Carnaval de Negros y Blancos
FR: Le carnaval de Negros y Blancos
File reference: 00287
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Spanish
Draft decision:English|French
13.28
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ColombiaEN: Holy Week processions in Popayán
FR: Les processions de la Semaine sainte à Popayán
File reference: 00259
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Spanish
Draft decision:English|French
13.29
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CroatiaEN: Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav area
FR: La marche des sonneurs de cloches du carnaval annuel de la région de Kastav
File reference: 00243
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English/Croatian
Draft decision:English|French
13.30
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CroatiaEN: Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of Dubrovnik
FR: La fête de saint Blaise, saint patron de Dubrovnik
File reference: 00232
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English/Croatian
Draft decision:English|French
13.31
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CroatiaEN: Lacemaking in Croatia
FR: La dentellerie en Croatie
File reference: 00245
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English/Croatian
Draft decision:English|French
13.32
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CroatiaEN: Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of Hvar
FR: La procession Za Krizen (« chemin de croix ») sur l’île de Hvar
File reference: 00242
Nomination form: English|French
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English/Croatian
Draft decision:English|French
13.33
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CroatiaEN: Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from Gorjani
FR: La procession de printemps des Ljelje/Kraljice (ou reines) de Gorjani
File reference: 00235
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English/Croatian
Draft decision:English|French
13.34
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CroatiaEN: Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko Zagorje
FR: La fabrication traditionnelle de jouets en bois pour enfants à Hrvatsko Zagorje
File reference: 00233
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.35
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CroatiaEN: Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scale
FR: Le chant et la musique à deux voix dans la gamme istrienne
File reference: 00231
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English/Croatian
Draft decision:English|French
13.36
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CyprusEN: Lefkara laces or Lefkaritika
FR: La dentelle de Lefkara ou Lefkaritika
File reference: 00255
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.37
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EstoniaEN: Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing tradition
FR: Le Leelo seto, tradition chorale polyphonique seto
File reference: 00173
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.38
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FranceEN: Aubusson tapestry
FR: La tapisserie d’Aubusson
File reference: 00250
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: French
Draft decision:English|French
13.39
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FranceEN: Maloya
FR: Le Maloya
File reference: 00249
Nomination form: French
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: French
Draft decision:English|French
13.40
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FranceEN: Scribing tradition in French timber framing
FR: La tradition du tracé dans la charpente française
File reference: 00251
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: French
Draft decision:English|French
13.41
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HungaryEN: Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival custom
FR: Les festivités Busó de Mohács : une coutume de carnaval masqué marquant la fin de l’hiver
File reference: 00252
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Hungarian/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.42
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IndiaEN: Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, India
FR: Le Ramman, festival religieux et théâtre rituel du Garhwal, dans l’Himalaya, en Inde
File reference: 00281
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Hindi/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.43
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IndonesiaEN: Indonesian Batik
FR: Le Batik indonésien
File reference: 00170
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.44
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Iran (Islamic Republic of)EN: Radif of Iranian music
FR: Le Radif de la musique iranienne
File reference: 00279
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.45
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JapanEN: Akiu no Taue Odori
FR: L’Akiu no Taue Odori
File reference: 00273
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Japanese/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.46
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JapanEN: Chakkirako
FR: Le Chakkirako
File reference: 00274
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Japanese/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.47
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JapanEN: Daimokutate
FR: Le Daimokutate
File reference: 00276
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Japanese/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.48
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JapanEN: Dainichido Bugaku
FR: Le Dainichido Bugaku
File reference: 00275
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Japanese/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.49
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JapanEN: Gagaku
FR: Le Gagaku
File reference: 00265
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Japanese/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.50
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JapanEN: Hayachine Kagura
FR: Le Kagura d’Hayachine
File reference: 00272
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Japanese/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.51
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JapanEN: Hitachi Furyumono
FR: Le Hitachi Furyumono
File reference: 00268
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Japanese/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.52
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JapanEN: Koshikijima no Toshidon
FR: Le Koshikijima no Toshidon
File reference: 00270
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Japanese/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.53
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JapanEN: Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu: techniques of making ramie fabric in Uonuma region, Niigata Prefecture
FR: L’Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu : techniques de fabrication du tissu de ramie dans la région d’Uonuma, de la préfecture de Niigata
File reference: 00266
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Japanese/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.54
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JapanEN: Oku-noto no Aenokoto
FR: L’Oku-noto no Aenokoto
File reference: 00271
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Japanese/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.55
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JapanEN: Sekishu-Banshi, papermaking in the Iwami region of Shimane Prefecture
FR: Le Sekishu-Banshi, fabrication de papier dans la région d’Iwami de la préfecture de Shimane
File reference: 00267
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Japanese/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.56
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JapanEN: Traditional Ainu dance
FR: La danse traditionnelle Ainu
File reference: 00278
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Japanese/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.57
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JapanEN: Yamahoko, the float ceremony of the Kyoto Gion festival
FR: Le Yamahoko, la cérémonie des chars du festival de Gion à Kyoto
File reference: 00269
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Japanese/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.58
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MaliEN: Manden Charter, proclaimed in Kurukan Fuga
FR: La Charte du Mandén, proclamée à Kouroukan Fouga
File reference: 00290
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: French
Draft decision:English|French
Note: No film available
13.59
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MaliEN: Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of Kangaba
FR: La réfection septennale du toit du Kamablon, case sacrée de Kangaba
File reference: 00190
Nomination form: English|French
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: French
Draft decision:English|French
Note: No film
13.60
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MexicoEN: Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territory
FR: Les lieux de mémoire et traditions vivantes du peuple Otomí-Chichimecas de Tolimán : la Peña de Bernal, gardienne d’un territoire sacré
File reference: 00174
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English in preparation
Draft decision:English|French
13.61
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MexicoEN: Ritual ceremony of the Voladores
FR: La cérémonie rituelle des Voladores
File reference: 00175
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Spanish
Draft decision:English|French
13.62
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NigeriaEN: Ijele masquerade
FR: Le masque Ijele
File reference: 00194
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.63
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Republic of KoreaEN: Cheoyongmu
FR: Le Cheoyongmu
File reference: 00189
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.64
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Republic of KoreaEN: Ganggangsullae
FR: Le Ganggangsullae
File reference: 00188
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.65
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Republic of KoreaEN: Jeju Chilmeoridang Yeongdeunggut
FR: Le rite Yeongdeunggut de Chilmeoridang à Cheju
File reference: 00187
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.66
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Republic of KoreaEN: Namsadang Nori
FR: Le Namsadang Nori
File reference: 00184
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.67
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Republic of KoreaEN: Yeongsanjae
FR: Le Yeongsanjae
File reference: 00186
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English
Draft decision:English|French
13.68
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RomaniaEN: Doina
FR: La Doïna
File reference: 00192
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: French
Draft decision:English|French
13.69
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SpainEN: Irrigators’ tribunals of the Spanish Mediterranean coast: the Council of Wise Men of the plain of Murcia and the Water Tribunal of the plain of Valencia
FR: Les tribunaux d’irrigants du bassin méditerranéen espagnol : le Conseil des bons hommes de la plaine de Murcie et le Tribunal des eaux de la plaine de Valence
File reference: 00171
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: French/Spanish
Draft decision:English|French
13.70
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SpainEN: Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo Gomero
FR: Le langage sifflé de l’île de la Gomera (îles Canaries), le Silbo Gomero
File reference: 00172
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Spanish
Draft decision:English|French
13.71
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TurkeyEN: Âşıklık (minstrelsy) tradition
FR: La tradition Âşıklık (de l’art des trouvères)
File reference: 00179
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English/Turkish
Draft decision:English|French
13.72
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TurkeyEN: Karagöz
FR: Le Karagöz
File reference: 00180
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: English/Turkish
Draft decision:English|French
13.73
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UruguayEN: Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practice
FR: Le Candombe et son espace socioculturel : une pratique communautaire
File reference: 00182
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Spanish
Draft decision:English|French
13.74
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UzbekistanEN: Katta Ashula
FR: Le Katta Ashula
File reference: 00288
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Uzbek/English
Draft decision:English|French
13.75
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Viet NamEN: Quan Họ Bắc Ninh folk songs
FR: Les chants populaires Quan Họ de Bắc Ninh
File reference: 00183
Nomination form: English|French
Consent of communities: Vietnamese
Draft decision:English|French
Note: Only some examples of the signed community consents are presented here. The full set is available at the Secretariat.
13.76
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