Decision of the Intergovernmental Committee: 9.COM 13.B

The Committee,

  1. Having examined document ITH/14/9.COM/13.b,
  2. Recalling Decision 8.COM 13.a,
  3. Thanks the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO for having generously hosted and funded the expert meeting on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and sustainable development at the national level that was held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 29 September to 1 October 2014;
  4. Decides to include this topic on the agenda of its tenth session, with a view to examining a new chapter of draft Operational Directives, as revised on the basis of its debates at the present session, in order to submit it for adoption to the sixth session of the General Assembly.