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India Gets Elected to the Intergovernmental Committee
Jun 06, 2014

for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

India has been elected for the next four years (2014-2018) to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. 

In the elections to this Committee at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris by the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, India won the election by a resounding 135 votes against a total of 142 votes cast by Member States who were present and voting. India recorded the highest number of votes amongst the ten countries which contested the election and have won. 

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has 24 members who are elected for a term of four years. The core functions of the Committee are to safeguard the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), ensuring respect for the intangible cultural heritage of nations, groups and individuals, as also to raise awareness at the local, national and international levels of the importance of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. 

This is the second time that India has been elected to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the earlier term being from 2006-2010. 


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