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Culture Sector
Division for Cultural Expressions and Heritage
Intangible Cultural Heritage Section
H. E. Mrs Sonia Sarmiento Gutierrez
Permanent Delegation of Colombia to
UNESCO
UNESCO House
24 January 2013
Ref.: CL T/CEH/ITH/13/0064000035
Dear Ambassador,
I am pleased to inform you that, further to the decision taken by the
Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural
Heritage, during its seventh session (December 2012, Paris), to inscribe 'Festival
of Saint Francis of Assisi, Quibd6' on the Representative List of the Intangible
Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the nomination file and related documents have
been made available for public access on the website of the Convention at
www.unesco.org/culture/ich/en/lists/. The element inscribed will also appear on
the brochure concerning the 2012-2013 inscriptions that we will publish.
You will find enclosed a copy of the certificate of inscription signed by the
Director-General. The original is at your disposal at the Secretariat of the Section
(office 812.36). May I ask you to kindly transmit it to the entity concerned?
In conformity with the Committee's Decision ?.COM 13.d, I should be grateful if
you would kindly inform the communities concerned regarding the rules
governing the use of the emblem of the Convention. Any utilization must have the
prior authorization of the appropriate authorities. Additional information on the
use of the emblem is available at http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/en/emblem/.
With renewed congratulations, please accept the assurances of my highest
consideration.
Yours sincerely,
Cecile Duvelle
Secretary, Convention for the Safeguarding of
the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Chief, Intangible Cultural Heritage Section
En c.: copy of the certificate of inscription
cc: Colombian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO
Mr Juan Luis lsaza Londono (contact for this file)

United Nations
Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization
Intangible
Cultural
Heritage
Convention for the Safeguarding
of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
has inscribed
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on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
upon the proposal of Colombia
Inscription on this List contributes to ensuring better visibility of the intangible cultural heritage
and awareness of its significance, and to encouraging dialogue which respects cultural diversity
Date of inscription Director-General of UNESCO
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