Ninth Session of the General Assembly for the 2003 Convention

Eighth session of the General Assembly © UNESCO

The ninth session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will be held at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, from Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 July 2022. Over three days, 180 States Parties will gather and discuss a number of issues that are important for the safeguarding of living heritage around the world and the future of the Convention.

The convening of this session of the General Assembly in presentia is subject to the evolving COVID-19 situation. The Secretariat will provide necessary information regarding health measures in line with the host country rules and UNESCO guidance applicable at the time of the meeting.

Documents will be published in the six official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) on this webpage, in a staggered manner: by 3 June 2022 (for most items on the provisional agenda) and by 17 June 2022 (for two items on the provisional agenda).

Representatives of States Parties and observers are invited to register online.

Item of the agenda Documents
1 Opening LHE/21/16.COM/4: English|French
Summary Records of the fifteenth session of the Committee
LHE/22/17.COM/4.a: English|French
Summary records of the sixteenth session of the Committee
LHE/22/9.GA/INF.1: English|French
Summary Records of the eighth session of the General Assembly
2 Election of the Bureau LHE/22/9.GA/2: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
3 Adoption of the agenda LHE/22/9.GA/3: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
LHE/22/9.GA/INF.3.1: English|French
Provisional timetable
LHE/22/9.GA/INF.3.2 Rev. 2: English|French
Provisional list of documents
4 Distribution of seats in the Committee per electoral group LHE/22/9.GA/4: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
5 Report by the Committee to the General Assembly (January 2020 to December 2021) LHE/22/9.GA/5: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
6 Report by the Secretariat on its activities (January 2020 to December 2021) LHE/22/9.GA/6: soon available
7 Accreditation of non-governmental organizations to act in an advisory capacity to the Committee LHE/22/9.GA/7: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
See the 46 accreditation requests
: Correspondence on NGO-90481 (updated on 3 June)
: Correspondence on NGO-90493 (updated on 3 June)
8 Endorsement of the procedure followed for the inscription of ‘Joumou soup’,
submitted by Haiti, on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
LHE/22/9.GA/8: soon available
9 The global reflection on the listing mechanisms of the Convention and proposed revisions to the Operational Directives LHE/22/9.GA/9: soon available
10 Use of the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund LHE/22/9.GA/10: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
LHE/22/9.GA/INF.10: English|French
Report on the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund for the period 1 January 2020 – 31 December 2021
11 Election of the members of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage LHE/22/9.GA/11: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese
LHE/22/9.GA/INF.11: English|French
List of candidate States Parties for election to the Intergovernmental Committee
12 Proposed revisions to the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention LHE/22/9.GA/12: soon available
13 Proposal for the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Convention in 2023 LHE/22/9.GA/13: soon available
14 Other business
15 Closure