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Call for the 2020 ICH NGO Forum Election Board

The ICH NGO Forum has opened a call for candidates to the 2020 ICH NGO Forum Election Board.

The ICH NGO Forum Election Board is responsible for organizing and overseeing elections for the ICH NGO Forum’s Steering Committee, which take place to the side of the annual sessions of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The next, 15.COM is to be held in Jamaica from 30 November to 5 December 2020.

The role and composition of the Election Board is defined in Article. 24 of the ICH NGO Forum Bylaws: “The Election Board, preferably composed of seven members (one from each UNESCO electoral group and one from an international NGO), and in any case a minimum of three members, will make a call to accredited NGOs for Steering Committee candidatures, at least 10 weeks prior to each General Assembly of the ICH NGO Forum. The General Assembly of the ICH NGO Forum will nominate members of the Election Board one year prior to the elections. In the absence of this Election Board, a month and a half prior to the date of the Forum General Assembly, the Steering Committee will make a call to all accredited NGOs for candidatures. Members of the Election Board cannot be candidates to the Steering Committee. Each member of the Election Board will serve no longer than three consecutive years.

In addition, according to Article 20 of the Bylaws, rules and procedures concerning the work of the Election Board “are described in the document ‘ICH NGO Forum Steering Committee: Mission and tasks of the Committee; General profile of members of the Committee and election process’ ”, which is available on the Forum’s website at the following link:

Please send your expression of interest to serve in the Election Board to by 30th May, 2020.

With best regards,

Steering Committee of the ICH NGO Forum

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