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Operational Directives for the Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

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Adopted by the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention at its second session (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 16 to 19 June 2008), amended at its third session (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 22 to 24 June 2010), its fourth session (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 4 to 8 June 2012), its fifth session (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 2 to 4 June 2014) and its sixth session(UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 30 May to 1 June 2016)

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Chapter I Safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage at the international level, cooperation and international assistance 1–65

I.1 Criteria for inscription on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding 1

I.2 Criteria for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity 2

I.3 Criteria for selection of programmes, projects and activities that best reflect the principles and objectives of the Convention 3–7

I.4 Eligibility and selection criteria of international assistance requests 8–12

I.5 Multi-national files 13–15

I.6 Inscription on an extended or reduced basis 16–19

I.7 Submission of files 20–25

I.8 Evaluation of files 26–31

I.9 Nominations to the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding to be processed on an extremely urgent basis 32

I.10 Examination of files by the Committee 33–37

I.11 Transfer of an element from one List to the other or removal of an element from a List 38–40

I.12 Modification of name of an inscribed element 41

I.13 Programmes, projects and activities selected as best reflecting the principles and objectives of the Convention 42–46

I.14 International assistance 47–53

I.15 Timetable–Overview of procedures 54–56

I.16 Incorporation of items proclaimed ‘Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity’ in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity 57–65

 

Chapter II The Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund 66–78

II.1 Guidelines for the use of the resources of the Fund 66–67

II.2 The means to increase the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund 68–78

II.2.1 Donors 68–71

II.2.2 Conditions 72–75

II.2.3 Benefits for donors 76–78

 

Chapter III Participation in the implementation of the Convention 79–99

III.1 Participation of communities, groups and, where applicable, individuals, as well as experts, centres of expertise and research institutes 79–89

III.2 Non-governmental organizations and the Convention 90–99

III.2.1 Participation of non-governmental organizations at the national level 90

III.2.2 Participation of accredited non-governmental organizations 91–99

 

Chapter IV Raising awareness about intangible cultural heritage and use of the emblem of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage 100–150

IV.1 Raising awareness about intangible cultural heritage 100–123

IV.1.1 General provisions 100–102

IV.1.2 Local and national levels 103–117

IV.1.3 International level 118–123

IV.2 Use of the emblem of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage 124–150

IV.2.1 Definition 124–125

IV.2.2 Rules applicable to use of the UNESCO logo and the emblem of the Convention respectively 126–128

IV.2.3 Rights of use 129

IV.2.4 Authorization 130–136

IV.2.5 Criteria and conditions for the use of the emblem for the purpose of patronage 137–139

IV.2.6 Commercial use and contractual arrangements 140–143

IV.2.7 Graphical standards 144

IV.2.8 Protection 145–150

 

Chapter V Reporting to the Committee  151–169

V.1 Reports by States Parties on the implementation of the Convention 151–159 V.2 Reports by States Parties on elements inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding 160–164

V.3 Receipt and processing of reports 165–167

V.4 Reports by States non party to the Convention on elements inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity 168–169

 

Chapter VI Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and sustainable development at the national level 170-197

VI.1 Inclusive social development 177-182

VI.1.1 Food security 178

VI.1.2 Health care 179

VI.1.3 Quality education 180

VI.1.4 Gender equality 181

VI.1.5 Access to clean and safe water and sustainable water use 182

VI.2 Inclusive economic development 183-187

VI.2.1 Income generation and sustainable livelihoods 185

VI.2.2 Productive employment and decent work 186 VI.2.3 Impact of tourism on the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage and vice versa 187

VI.3 Environmental sustainability 188-191

VI.3.1 Knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe 189

VI.3.2 Environmental impacts in the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage 190

VI.3.3 Community-based resilience to natural disasters and climate change 191

VI.4 Intangible cultural heritage and peace 192-197

VI.4.1 Social cohesion and equity 194

VI.4.2 Preventing and resolving disputes 195

VI.4.3 Restoring peace and security 196

VI.4.4 Achieving lasting peace 197

 

ABBREVIATIONS

Committee                       Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

Convention                      Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

Director-General             Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Fund                                 Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund

General Assembly          General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention

Masterpieces                  Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

State Party                      State Party to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

UNESCO                        United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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