17th session, Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee will meet in Rabat, Morocco, 28 November -3 December 2022.
Composed of 24 representatives elected from among the 180 States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, and chaired this year by the Kingdom of Morocco, the Committee will examine 56 applications for inscription.
Jamaica will be represented by Dr Maria Smith (Programme Manager, JNC-UNESCO) and Debra Kay Palmer (Director, World Heritage and Cultural Conventions, Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport).
At the same time over 40 side events will be held on various themes related to the safeguarding of living heritage, and the ICH NGO forum will be holding its annual general assembly.
The Convention promotes the safeguarding of knowledge and skills necessary for traditional craftsmanship and cultural practices transmitted from generation to generation, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals and festive events, as well as knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe.