India Elected to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

In the elections to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held on June 4, 2014 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris by the General Assembly of member states, India has been elected for the next 4 years (2014-2018). Out of the 142 member states present and voting, India won a decisive 135 votes. India got the maximum number of votes midst the ten nations that fought the election and won.

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has 24 members who are chosen for a term of 4 years. The primary tasks of the Committee are to protect the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), safeguarding esteem for the intangible cultural heritage of nations, groups and individuals, as also to increase responsiveness at the local, national and international levels of the significance of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

India has been elected to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage for the second time (previous term being from 2006-2010).

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