What future for the Convention?
25 May 2012: The General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will take a number of decisions important for the future of the Convention during its fourth session from 4 to 8 June 2012 at UNESCO Headquarters.
The Assembly will be invited in particular to decide on certain amendments to the Operational Directives proposed by the Committee concerning the methods of examination and the maximum ceiling of files to be processed annually by the Committee.
In the context of the financial crisis the Organization is traversing, the General Assembly will decide on the possibility of using 10% of the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund, on an exceptional basis, in order to ensure the smooth functioning of the Convention and the organization of statutory meetings.
Elections to renew half of the members of the Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will end the session.