Decisión del Comité intergubernamental: 15.COM 7.5

The Committee,

  1. Having examined document LHE/20/15.COM/7,
  2. Recalling Chapter V of the Operational Directives and its Decisions 6.COM 8.12 and 11.COM  9.b.4,

  3. Expresses its thanks to Mali for submitting, on time, its report on the status of the element ‘Secret society of the Kôrêdugaw, the rite of wisdom in Mali’, inscribed in 2011 on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding;

  4. Takes note of the efforts undertaken by the State Party to safeguard the element, especially through the continuous support provided to Kôrêdugaw associations, the participatory approach to research, the involvement of youth in organizing safeguarding activities, and a wide range of awareness-raising and educational activities, both within the communities and for larger audiences;

  5. Invites the State Party to continue its efforts to address the lack of financial resources for the safeguarding of the element by mobilizing funds at the national and local levels, and to explore other funding possibilities through international cooperation mechanisms, including International Assistance from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund, and further invites the State Party to reflect the financial contribution of all funding sources in its future reports, including that of local municipalities and community associations;

  6. Also invites the State Party to provide, in its next report on the status of this element, specific information on the implementation of safeguarding measures implemented between 2020 and the submission of this next report in 2023, as well as up-to-date information on the viability of the element;

  7. Encourages the State Party to ensure the continuity of community participation in the monitoring, evaluation and innovation of the safeguarding measures in response to possibly changing needs for strengthening the viability of the element;

  8. Requests that the Secretariat inform the State Party at least nine months prior to the deadline of 15 December 2023 about the required submission of its next report on the status of this element.