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Tenth session of the Committee

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

A non-governmental organization forum took place on the eve of this session, before an opening ceremony organized by the Host Country including live performances (video) and speeches.

Committee members

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

Namibian artists celebrating intangible heritage during 10.COM opening ceremony (video)


Files presented for this session

Agenda and documents

Inscriptions: read more on the new elements inscribed on the Lists

Committee Members wishing to submit amendments are invited to fill in following form (English|French) and to send it to ICH-amendments@unesco.org.
Out of concern for the environment and in order to reduce costs, printed copies of the documents will not be provided.

 Item of the agendaDocumentsRecordings
1Opening of the sessionITH/15/10.COM/INF.1: English|French
General information 
2015-11-30 09:30: VO (video)
2Adoption of the agendaITH/15/10.COM/2 Rev.: English|French

ITH/15/10.COM/INF.2.1 Rev.2: English|French
Provisional timetable
ITH/15/10.COM/INF.2.2 Rev.: English|French
Provisional list of documents 
2015-11-30 10:00: VO (video)
3ObserversITH/15/10.COM/3: English|French
2015-11-30 10:25: VO (video)
4Adoption of the summary records of the ninth session of the CommitteeITH/15/10.COM/4: English|French
2015-11-30 10:30: VO (video)
5Amendment to the Rules of Procedure to include provisions governing voting by secret ballotITH/15/10.COM/5: English|French
2015-11-30 10:55: VO (video)
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 HumanityITH/15/10.COM/6.a: English|French
2015-11-30 11:45: VO (video)
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 SafeguardingITH/15/10.COM/6.b: English|French
2015-11-30 12:30: VO (video)
6.cReports of States Parties on the use of international assistance from the Intangible Cultural Heritage FundITH/15/10.COM/6.c: English|French
2015-11-30 16:04: VO (video)
7Reports of the Committee and Secretariat 
7.aReport by the Committee to the General Assembly on its activities(June 2014 to June 2016)ITH/15/10.COM/7.a: English|French
2015-11-30 16:40: VO (video)
7.bReport by the Secretariat on its activitiesITH/15/10.COM/7.b: English|French
2015-11-30 17:01: VO (video)
2015-12-01 09:35: VO (video)
8Draft plan for the use of the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund in 2016–2017ITH/15/10.COM/8: English|French
2015-12-01 09:45: VO (video)
9Voluntary supplementary contributions to the Intangible Cultural Heritage FundITH/15/10.COM/9: English|French
2015-12-01 10:56: VO (video)
10Report of the Evaluation Body on its work in 2015ITH/15/10.COM/10: English|French
2015-12-01 11:25: VO (video)
2015-12-03 09:30: VO (video)
10.aExamination of nominations for inscription on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding ITH/15/10.COM/10.a+Add.: English|French
See the 8 nominations 
2015-12-01 14:35: VO (video)
10.bExamination of nominations for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity ITH/15/10.COM/10.b+Add.: English|French
See the 35 nominations 
2015-12-01 16:45: VO (video)
2015-12-02 09:35: VO (video)
2015-12-02 14:30: VO (video)
10.cExamination of requests for International Assistance ITH/15/10.COM/10.c: English|French
See the 2 requests 
2015-12-02 18:50: VO (video)
11Modification of the name of an inscribed elementITH/15/10.COM/11: English|French
2015-12-03 11:12: VO (video)
12Establishment of the Evaluation Body for the 2016 cycleITH/15/10.COM/12: English|French
2015-12-03 11:33: VO (video)
2015-12-03 14:40: VO (video)
13Number of files submitted for the 2016 cycle and number of files that can be treated in the 2017 and 2018 cyclesITH/15/10.COM/13: English|French
2015-12-03 11:55: VO (video)
14Draft amendments to the Operational Directives 
14.aDraft amendments to the Operational Directives on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and sustainable developmentITH/15/10.COM/14.a: English|French
2015-12-03 14:50: VO (video)
14.bDraft amendments to the Operational Directives on the referral optionITH/15/10.COM/14.b: English|French
2015-12-03 16:30: VO (video)
14.cDraft amendments to the Operational Directives on the schedule of non-governmental organizations accreditationITH/15/10.COM/14.c: English|French
2015-12-03 16:51: VO (video)
15Follow-up to decisions and resolutions adopted by the Committee and the General Assembly at their previous sessions 
15.aExpert meeting on a model code of ethicsITH/15/10.COM/15.a: English|French
2015-12-04 09:43: VO (video)
15.bGuidelines for the treatment of correspondence with regard to periodic reportsITH/15/10.COM/15.b: English|French
2015-12-04 12:12: VO (video)
15.cFollow-up on the audits and evaluationsITH/15/10.COM/15.c: English|French
2015-12-04 12:16: VO (video)
16Accreditation of new non-governmental organizations and review of accredited non-governmental organizationsITH/15/10.COM/16: English|French
See the 54 accreditation requests and the 69 contribution reports of 2010 accredited NGOs 
2015-12-03 11:16: VO (video)
17Date and venue of the eleventh session of the CommitteeITH/15/10.COM/17: English|French
2015-12-04 15:33
18Election of the members of the Bureau of the eleventh session of the CommitteeITH/15/10.COM/18: English|French
2015-12-04 15:45
19Other business 2015-12-04 12:29: VO (video)
20Adoption of the list of decisions 2015-12-04 15:30
21Closure 2015-12-04 15:52