As a key mechanism for the implementation of the 2003 Convention, the global network of facilitators supports and advises States worldwide in the implementation of the Convention. In this regard, 45 individuals from 20 African countries participated in a training of trainers workshop from ›››
The Secretariat has made available, on the website of the 2003 Convention, the updated forms to be completed by States when nominating living heritage elements to the Representative List and Urgent Safeguarding List and when proposing projects, programmes and activities for the ›››
For the first time education and culture stakeholders from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan came together to discuss benefits and methods of integrating intangible cultural heritage in formal and non-formal education programmes. UNESCO Almaty organized this sub-regional meeting for Central Asia ›››
“Heritage it is an inherent part of our identity. It is a way to understand each other better” mentioned Victoria Kelly, one of the participants to the European Young Heritage Professionals Forum that gathered young practitioners with a background in both tan ›››
Twenty-one international experts gathered on 21 and 22 May at UNESCO Headquarters at the request of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (see Decision 13.COM 11) to explore operational modalities of action for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage ›››
The European Young Heritage Professionals Forum is taking place in Zadar, Croatia, from 20 to 24 May 2019. Hosted by the Croatian Commission for UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, the Forum is organized in the framework of the ›››
More than 120 accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as States Parties gathered at UNESCO Headquarters on 18 April 2019 to discuss the ways in which NGOs can contribute to the work of safeguarding living heritage.
The future of the accreditation system of NGOs ›››
The Abu Dhabi Department of Tourism and Culture is taking active steps in supporting the implementation of the 2003 Convention by hosting a community-based inventorying workshop for its staff, from 14 to 23 April 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Bringing together 27 participants from ›››
A new report published by UNESCO shows that safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is a pertinent, yet unexplored, topic. Moreover, TVET institutions could become important places for transmission of intangible cultural heritage.
The report ›››
The deadline of 31 March is fast approaching for submitting nominations to the Lists of the 2003 Convention, proposals to the Register for Good Safeguarding Practices and Requests for International Assistance for examination by the Intergovernmental Committee in 2020.
This year, the 31 March falls ›››