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Seventh Session of the Intergovernmental Committee (7.COM)



The seventh session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage took place at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, from 3 to 7 December 2012.

Participants, summary records and decisions

Committee Members

Albania, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Grenada, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Madagascar, Morocco, Namibia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Peru, Spain, Tunisia, Uganda and Uruguay

Files presented by States Parties

Read more on the elements inscribed

Agenda and documents

A forum of NGOs took place just before the opening of the Intergovernmental Comittee.

 Item of the agendaDocumentsRecordings
1Opening of the session 2012-12-03 09:00: English|French
2Adoption of the agenda of the seventh session of the Committee ITH/12/7.COM/2 Rev.: English|French

ITH/12/7.COM/INF.2.1 Rev.3: English|French
Provisional timetable
ITH/12/7.COM/INF.2.2 Rev.2: English|French
Provisional list of documents 
2012-12-03 10:30: English|French
3Replacement of the rapporteurITH/12/7.COM/3: English|French
2012-12-03 11:05: English|French
4Admission of observersITH/12/7.COM/4 Rev.: English|French
2012-12-03 11:15: English|French
5Adoption of the summary records of the sixth ordinary session and the fourth extraordinary session of the Committee ITH/12/7.COM/5 Rev.: English|French

ITH/12/7.COM/INF.5: English|French
Report of the Secretariat on the implementation of the global capacity-building strategy 
2012-12-03 11:22: English|French
6Examination of the reports of States Parties on the implementation of the Convention and on the current status of elements inscribed on the Representative ListITH/12/7.COM/6: English|French
See the 16 periodic reports submitted 
2012-12-03 11:28: English|French|original
2012-12-03 15:00: English|French|original
7Report of the Consultative Body on its work in 2012ITH/12/7.COM/7: English|French

ITH/12/7.COM/INF.7 Rev.: English|French
Transversal issues arising in the evaluation and examination of nominations, proposals and requests 
2012-12-03 16:15: English|French|original
2012-12-05 10:00: English|French|original
2012-12-06 09:45: English|French|original
8Examination of nominations for inscription in 2012 on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent SafeguardingITH/12/7.COM/8+Add.: English|French
See the 8 nominations 
2012-12-03 17:15: English|French|original
2012-12-04 09:20: English|French|original
2012-12-04 15:00: English|French|original
9Examination of proposals for selection in 2012 to the Register of Best Safeguarding PracticesITH/12/7.COM/9: English|French
See the 2 proposals 
2012-12-04 15:15: English|French|original
10Examination of International Assistance requests greater than US$25,000ITH/12/7.COM/10+Add.: English|French
See the 10 requests 
2012-12-04 18:05: soon available
2012-12-05 09:15: English|French|original
11Report of the Subsidiary Body on its work in 2012 and evaluation of nominations for inscription in 2012 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of HumanityITH/12/7.COM/11+Add.3: English|French
See the 36 nominations
ITH/12/7.COM/INF.7 Rev.: English|French
Transversal issues arising in the evaluation and examination of nominations, proposals and requests 
2012-12-05 10:40: English|French|original
2012-12-05 15:03: English|French|original
2012-12-06 10:05: English|French|original
2012-12-06 15:07: English|French|original
12.aSystem of rotation for the members of the Consultative BodyITH/12/7.COM/12.a: English|French
2012-12-06 15:10: English|French|original
12.bEstablishment of the Consultative Body for the 2013 cycle (paragraph 26 of the Operational Directives) and adoption of its terms of referenceITH/12/7.COM/12.b: English|French
2012-12-06 15:37: English|French|original
12.cEstablishment of the Subsidiary Body for the 2013 cycle (paragraph 29 of the Operational Directives) and adoption of its terms of referenceITH/12/7.COM/12.c: English|French
2012-12-06 15:54: English|French|original
2012-12-07 09:44: English|French|original
12.dNumber of files that can be treated in the 2014 and 2015 cyclesITH/12/7.COM/12.d: English|French
2012-12-06 16:00: English|French|original
13.aReflection on the experience gained in implementing the referral option of the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of HumanityITH/12/7.COM/13.a: English|French
2012-12-06 16:20: English|French|original
13.bReflection on the right scale or scope of an elementITH/12/7.COM/13.b: English|French
2012-12-06 17:10: English|French|original
13.cReflection on the procedure for extended inscription of an element that is already inscribedITH/12/7.COM/13.c: English|French
2012-12-06 17:40: English|French|original
13.dReflection on the use of the emblem of the ConventionITH/12/7.COM/13.d: English|French
2012-12-06 18:10: English|French|original
14Mechanism for sharing information to encourage multinational nominationsITH/12/7.COM/14: English|French
2012-12-07 09:48: English|French|original
15Treatment of correspondence from the public or other concerned parties regarding nominationsITH/12/7.COM/15: English|French
2012-12-07 10:30: English|French|original
16.aAccreditation of non-governmental organizationsITH/12/7.COM/16.a: English|French
See the 17 requests 
2012-12-07 11:05: English|French|original
16.bReflection on the criteria and modalities for accreditation of non-governmental organizationsITH/12/7.COM/16.b: English|French
2012-12-07 11:10: English|French|original
17Date and venue of the eighth session of the Committee ITH/12/7.COM/17: English|French
2012-12-07 12:05: English|French|original
18Election of the members of the Bureau of the eighth session of the Committee ITH/12/7.COM/18: English|French
2012-12-07 12:20: English|French|original
19Voluntary supplementary contributions to the Intangible Cultural Heritage FundITH/12/7.COM/19: English|French
Voluntary supplementary contributions to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund 
2012-12-03 15:44: English|French|original
20Other business 2012-12-07 12:26: English|French|original
21Adoption of the List of DecisionsITH/12/7.COM/Decisions: English|French

22Closure of the sessionITH/12/7.COM/INF.22 Rev.2: English/French
List of participants 
2012-12-07 13:00: English|French|original