23 November 2018
The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will meet from 26 November to 1 December in Port Louis, Mauritius, and be chaired by Prithvirajsing Roopun, the host country’s Minister of Arts and Culture.Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, will take part in the opening of the Committee session, which yearly brings together representatives of 24 States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003). The Committee ensures the implementation of this legal instrument, ratified by 178 States to date.
Subjects to be examined during the session will notably include intangible cultural heritage in situations of emergency, and follow up on elements already inscribed on the intangible heritage lists as well as the use of the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund. Several countries will share their experience in implementing safeguarding projects funded by the International Assistance mechanism of the Convention.
The Committee will also decide on seven requests for inscription on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and 40 requests for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Kazakhstan applied for the introduction of the “Traditional spring holiday ceremonies of Kazakh horse breeders” to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
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