Decisión del Comité intergubernamental: 17.COM 6.A.13

The Committee,

  1. Having examined document LHE/22/17.COM/6.a Rev.,
  2. Recalling Chapter V of the Operational Directives and its Decisions 4.COM 14.05, 11.COM 9.b.1 and 13.COM 7.b.4,
  3. Expresses its appreciation to France for submitting, on time, its third report on the status of the element ‘Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of Corsica’, inscribed in 2009 on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding;
  4. Takes note of the continued efforts undertaken by the State Party to safeguard the element, in particular through supporting the transmission of the element in traditional contexts and through training workshops, involving teachers of Corsican language in the transmission and enhancing synergies with language education, collecting recordings of the element and favoring heritage safeguarding in a renewed cultural policy in Corsica;
  5. Encourages the State Party to pursue its efforts to transmit the element, especially to younger generations, to engage educational institutions and teachers of Corsican language in transmission of the element, to develop research, to promote the element, and to support gatherings and exchanges among its practitioners and apprentices and with practitioners of other forms of polyphonic singing in the region;
  6. Further encourages the State Party to continue supporting the work of the Cantu in paghjella association to ensure the effective implementation of the safeguarding plan, with the active participation of the local communities;
  7. Invites the State Party to carry out the initiatives of establishing and maintaining a sound library and a multi-media platform on the element, and to address identified legal aspects of long-term preservation and accessibility of archived material;
  8. Recalls the importance of active and wide participation of the communities and groups concerned in updating the safeguarding plan, and further invites the State Party to ensure their full participation in the elaboration of future safeguarding plans and to provide, in its next report on the status of this element, fully up-to-date information on budget expenditures and timetable of implemented safeguarding activities;
  9. Requests that the Secretariat inform the State Party at least nine months prior to the deadline of 15 December 2025 about the required submission of its next report on the status of this element.