MALAYSIA created history by getting voted to the Unesco Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (IGG ICH) seat for the first time.
The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (Motac) said in a statement today that Malaysia won the Asia Pacific group with 110 votes out of 132 overall votes during the selection process.
The country will be on the IGC ICH committee for the 2022-2026 session, according to Motac.
The committee is responsible for the direction of conservation and protection of intangible cultural heritage (ICH).
“This commendable achievement shows that Malaysia’s expertise and capabilities to determine the direction and protection of the ICH are being recognised through the committee,” the ministry added in the same statement.
Among the key responsibilities that need to be implemented include implementing the convention objectives; provide best practice guidelines and make recommendations on ICH protection; evaluate Member States’ nominations for recognition under the ICH list; approving international programmes, activities and assistance; as well as preparing and refining a draft plan to the General Assembly for approval. — TMR/Pic Source: Motac’s Facebook