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Tenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee (10.COM)

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Participation

Invitation letters

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The tenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will take place in the Country Club and Resort of Windhoek in Namibia from 30 November to 4 December 2015.

This session of the Committee will be preceded by an opening ceremony that is being organized by the Host Country to take place at 5 p.m. on Sunday, 29 November 2015. All the participants of the session are welcome.

As is customary, a non-governmental organization forum will take place on the eve of this session, between 9.30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, 29 November 2015. Further information on the agenda for that meeting will be made available at http://www.ichngoforum.org/.

Committee members

2015 inscriptions on the Lists
Please refer to this page to consult the files that the Committee will examine in 2015

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

Agenda and documents

 Item of the agendaDocuments
1Opening of the sessionITH/15/10.COM/INF.1: English|French
General information 
2Adoption of the agenda of the tenth session of the Committee ITH/15/10.COM/2: English|French
 
3Observers 
4Adoption of the summary records of the ninth session of the Committee 
5Amendment to the Rules of Procedure to include provisions governing voting by secret ballot 
6Reports of States Parties 
6.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 Humanity 
6.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 Safeguarding 
6.cReports of States Parties on the use of international assistance from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund 
7Reports of the Committee and Secretariat 
7.aReport by the Committee to the General Assembly on its activities (June 2014 to June 2016) 
7.bReport by the Secretariat on its activities 
8Draft plan for the use of the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund in 2016 –2017 
9Voluntary supplementary contributions to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund 
10Report of the Evaluation Body on its work in 2015 
10.aExamination of nominations for inscription on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding  
10.bExamination of nominations for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity  
10.cExamination of requests for International Assistance  
11Establishment of the Evaluation Body for the 2016 cycle 
12Number of files submitted for the 2016 cycle and number of files that can be treated in the 2017 and 2018 cycles 
13Draft amendments to the Operational Directives 
13.aDraft amendments to the Operational Directives on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and sustainable development 
13.bDraft amendments to the Operational Directives on the referral option 
13.cDraft amendments to the Operational Directives on the schedule of NGO accreditation 
14Follow-up to decisions and resolutions adopted by the Committee and the General Assembly at their previous sessions 
14.aExpert meeting on a model code of ethics 
14.bGuidelines for the treatment of correspondence with regard to periodic reports 
14.cFollow-up on the audits and evaluations 
15Accreditation and review of non-governmental organizations 
16Date and venue of the eleventh session of the Committee 
17Election of the members of the Bureau of the eleventh session of the Committee 
18Other business 
19Adoption of the list of decisions