7th session of the Committee coming soon

23 October 2012 - The 7th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, chaired by Mr Arley Gill of Grenada, will meet at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris, France) from 3 to 7 December 2012 (audiocast in English, French and Spanish).

Its agenda includes the examination of almost 60 nomination files that are now available online: 8 related to the Urgent Safeguarding List , 2 to the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices , 36 to the Representative List and 10 requesting financial assistance for safeguarding plans or inventories.

The Committee will also debate on the 16 new periodic reports submitted by States Parties on their implementation of the Convention at the national level: States report every six years on policies and legislation, institutional infrastructure, inventory methods and systems, involvement of stakeholders, regional and international cooperation, etc. The reports also provide information on the status of their 52 elements inscribed on the Representative List. You can now register online.