Ninth Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (9.COM)
The ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage started today on 24 November at 09:30 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris and will continue until 28 November 2014.
The Members of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage are 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.
The Committee will examine requests submitted by States Parties for the inscription of intangible heritage on the Lists as well as proposals for programmes and projects. The Committee is also in charge of granting international assistance.
Files presented by States Parties for this session are:
The nominations for possible inscription in 2014 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity submitted by Member States of the Regional centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe under the auspices of UNESCO are the following:
Armenia – Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional Armenian bread as an expression of culture
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Zmijanje embroidery
Bulgaria- Chiprovski kilimi (Chiprovtsi carpets)
Multinational nomination by Croatia – The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Serbia – Romania – Republic of Moldova – Turkey – Spring celebration: Hıdrellez or Saint George’s day
Greece – Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of Chios
Romania – Processions to the monastery of Moisei for the Dormition of the Virgin Mary
Serbia – Slava, celebration of family saint patron’s day
Slovenia – Skofja Loka Passion play
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, Pijanec
Turkey Ebru – Turkish art of marbling
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