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Philippine Deputy Permanent Delegate Hendrik Garcia and Mr. Nassim Mohand Amer, Attaché from the Algerian Foreign Ministry, present the Ad Hoc Working Group report

1 December 2018 - The Philippines and Algeria, as co-chairs of the Open-Ended Informal Ad-Hoc Working Group, presented their report during the 13th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Port Louis, Mauritius.

The report contains consolidated recommendations on the funding mechanism of the Convention, governance and working methods of the Committee, consultation and dialogue between the Evaluation Body and the submitting States Parties, relations with non-government organizations, and other issues to facilitate the work of the Committee.

The mandate of the Ad-Hoc Working Group was extended to continue reflection on dialogue and role of accredited NGOs, and to further discuss and make recommendations on other issues to facilitate the work of the Committee.

The Ad-Hoc Working Group, co-chaired by Mr. Hendrik Garcia, Philippine Deputy Permanent Delegate, and Mr. Nassim Mohan Amer, AttacheĢ of the Algerian Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, met on 26 April, 23 May and 28 September 2018.