Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Board held on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024

1. Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Board held on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024

2. meeting with Executive Board representatives - Cholponai Usubalieva-Grishuk and

3. Accredited NGOs and THE ICH NGO Forum were presented in a good light throughout the meeting.

Report of the non-governmental organizations forum Decision: 15COM 6 LHE20 15 COM 6

1. Committee the report by the ICH NGO Forum on its

2. 1. The Committee examined the first report by the non-governmental organizations forum at its

3. 2. The annex to the present document contains the report submitted by the ICH NGO Forum with

December 16, 2020

1. The Vice-Chair Jorge Gustavo Caicedo presents the main outlines of the report, which is available on the Forum website.

2. The ICH NGO Forum report has been presented for the first time during the 15th session of the Intergovernmental Committee.

3. The observations made during the session are available in the ICH NGO Forum report.

Etëtung (Vanuatu Women's Water Music)

Etëtung, known in English as Vanuatu Women’s Water Music, is a sonically and visually striking performance tradition that is found in several communities in the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu. Standing in a circle or semi-circle in waist-deep water, the women rhythmically slap the surface of the water using a variety of hand techniques that create a diversity of sounds. These sounds reflect those in the natural local environment – the call of a particular species of bird, for example, an oncoming cyclone, or waves over the reef at low tide. Contemporary Etëtung performances often comprise a handful of “pieces” each lasting a minute or two (though this depends on pe...