General Assembly Resolution # 207
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Cultural Heritage
Proposed by: Ile Royale
The General Assembly,
NOTING the protection afforded to culturally significant artefacts by General Assembly Resolution 72;
RECOGNISING that there are many non-material aspects of culture not protected or preserved by that resolution;
DEFINING an intangible cultural heritage as a custom, practice, tradition or skill, and all locations and objects associated therewith, which is considered to be a part of the cultural heritage of a community, group or society by members of that community, group or society;
MANDATES that the Intangible Cultural Heritage Commission (ICHC) be established to categorise and record intangible cultural heritage;
ORDERS member states to assist the ICHC in its task by providing detailed and useful information regarding intangible cultural heritage within their territories;
REQUIRES member states to:
adopt a general policy for the protection of intangible cultural heritage.
criminalise any deliberate action which has the consequence of destroying an intangible cultural heritage by any means.
AFFIRMS the right of member states to restrict cultural practices that may cause harm to national populations, provided that academic information regarding these practices is recorded and submitted to the ICHC.
ENCOURAGES member states to institute policy aimed at training specialists with the necessary knowledge to protect and record intangible cultural heritage;
CALLS UPON member states to provide for education regarding intangible cultural heritage.