Decision of the Intergovernmental Committee: 6.COM 11

The Committee,

  1. Having examined Document ITH/11/6.COM/CONF.206/11,
  2. Recalling Article 7 of the Convention concerning reports by the States Parties,
  3. Further recalling Chapter V of the Operational Directives,
  4. Recalling in addition its Decision 4.COM 14.01,
  5. Thanks Belarus for duly submitting its report on the status of the intangible cultural heritage element ‘Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars)’, inscribed in 2009 on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding;
  6. Takes note with satisfaction of the early efforts undertaken by the State Party to respond to the concerns raised by the examiners and Committee at the time of inscription;
  7. Invites the State Party to continue its efforts in supporting the local community and in strengthening its engagement in the safeguarding of this element and of its intangible cultural heritage in general;
  8. Decides that it is not necessary for the State Party to submit a second extraordinary annual report, and that its next report will consequently be expected on 15 December 2013, as provided in paragraph 161 of the Operational Directives;
  9. Requests the Secretariat to inform the State Party twelve months prior to the deadline for the submission of the report on the status of this element.