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Fourth session of the General Assembly of the States Parties

The fourth session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage took place from 4 to 8 June 2012 at UNESCO Headquarters (7, place de Fontenoy, Paris 75007, Room II).

During this session, the General Assembly revised some of the Operational Directives in the light of the experience gained by the Intergovernmental Committee in their implementation since 2008. Revision proposals concerned the modalities of the examination and the maximum ceiling of files to be treated annually by the Committee. The General Assembly also proceeded with accreditation of non-governmental organizations for advisory services to the Committee and conducted an election for the renewal of half of the Members of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Chairperson, Vice-Chairs and Rapporteur

Speeches

Participants, summary records and resolutions

Agenda and documents

 Item of the agendaDocumentsRecordings
1Opening of the sessionITH/12/4.GA/INF.1: English|French
Summary records of the third session of the General Assembly 
2012-06-04 10:14: English|French|original
 
2Election of the Bureau of the fourth session of the General AssemblyITH/12/4.GA/2: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
Election of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and the Rapporteur of the General Assembly 
2012-06-04 11:10: English|French|original
 
3Adoption of the agenda of the fourth session of the General Assembly ITH/12/4.GA/3: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
Provisional agenda of the fourth session of the General Assembly
ITH/12/4.GA/INF.3.1 Rev.2: English|French
Provisional timetable
ITH/12/4.GA/INF.3.2 Rev.6: English|French
Provisional list of documents 
2012-06-04 11:39: English|French|original
 
4Reports of the Intergovernmental Committee and the SecretariatITH/12/4.GA/4 Rev.2: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
Reports of the Intergovernmental Committee and the Secretariat
ITH/12/4.GA/INF.4.1: English|French
Report of the Intergovernmental Committee to the General Assembly on its activities between June 2010 and June 2012
ITH/12/4.GA/INF.4.2: English|French
Report of the Intergovernmental Committee on the 2011 reports of States Parties on the implementation of the Convention and on the current status of all elements inscribed on the Representative List
ITH/12/4.GA/INF.4.3: English|French
Report of the Secretariat on its activities between June 2010 and June 2012 
2012-06-04 12:06: English|French|original
2012-06-04 15:05: English|original
 
5Revision of the Operational Directives for the implementation of the ConventionITH/12/4.GA/5: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
Revision of the Operational Directives for the implementation of the Convention
ITH/12/4.GA/INF.5: English|French
Draft summary records of the sixth session of the Intergovernmental Committee (November 2011) 
2012-06-04 15:53: English|original
2012-06-05 10:15: English|original
2012-06-05 15:17: English|French|original
2012-06-06 10:22: English|French|original
2012-06-06 15:45: English|French|original
2012-06-07 10:08: English|French|original
 
6Accreditation of non-governmental organizations to act in an advisory capacity to the CommitteeITH/12/4.GA/6: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
Accreditation of non-governmental organizations
See all requests for accreditation 
2012-06-07 12:40: English|French|original
2012-06-07 15:09: English|French|original
 
7Use of the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund ITH/12/4.GA/7: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
Draft plan for the use of the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund
ITH/12/4.GA/INF.7.1: English|French
Financial statement for the period 1 January 2010 – 31 December 2011
ITH/12/4.GA/INF.7.2: English|French
List of donors having provided voluntary supplementary contributions to the Fund 
2012-06-07 15:19: English|French|original
 
8Proposals for the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural HeritageITH/12/4.GA/8: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
Proposals for the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Interface dedicated to the tenth anniversary 
2012-06-08 11:49: English|French|original
 
9Distribution of seats per electoral group and examination of the issue of an upper limit of seats in the Committee by electoral groupITH/12/4.GA/9: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
Distribution of seats per electoral group and examination of the issue of an upper limit of seats in the Committee by electoral group 
2012-06-08 10:29: English|French|original
2012-06-08 12:20: English|French|original
 
10Election of the members of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage ITH/12/4.GA/10: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
Election of the members of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
ITH/12/4.GA/INF.10 Rev.6: English|French
List of candidate States Parties for election to the Intergovernmental Committee 
2012-06-08 12:29: English|French|original
2012-06-08 14:08: English|French|original
 
11Any other business 2012-06-08 12:41: English|French|original
 
12Closure of the sessionITH/12/4.GA/INF.12: English/French
Provisional list of participants 
2012-06-08 15:57: English|French|original