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The 15th session of Intangible Cultural Heritage will be held in Jamaica from 30 November to 5 December 2020.
The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage ended its 14th session which took place in Bogota, Colombia from 9 to 14 December 2019, under the Chair Maria Claudia Lopez Sorzano. The Committee adopted guidelines for the safeguarding of ICH in emergency situtions such as conflict and disaster(both natural and human-induced). The guidelines build on the research and experience acquired by UNESCO in recent years, including among Syrian refugees, internally displaced population in the Democratic Republic of Congo and disaster risk reduction strategies in the Pacificnds. During the last day of the session, the Committee decided its 15th session will be held in Kingston under the Chair of Jamaica's Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, from 30 November to 5 December 2020. The Committee also inscribed five elements on the List of ICH in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and 35 on the Representative List of ICH of Humanity.