UNESCO and the Georgian Heritage Crafts Association are embarking on a pilot activity to inventory living heritage in Old Tbilisi, Georgia. The project will use the community-based inventorying methodology developed by UNESCO to identify and document traditional crafts, performing arts, festivals ›››
After broad consultations, the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has decided to continue with the organization of the 15th session of the Committee from 14 to 19 December. However, for the first time the session ›››
Despite the reactivation of lockdown measures in some European countries due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several institutions have proceeded with the organization of online events to enhance dialogue among living heritage bearers and specialists and to continue the implementation of ›››
By depositing their instrument of ratification respectively on 23 and 28 July 2020, Somalia and Angola became, three months later, the 179th and 180th States to join the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. As States Parties to the Convention, these ›››
In the High Atlas of Morocco, in the town of Taroudant, there is a practise known as Chikhate – singing groups consisting of women who travel from region to region performing chants at important social events and festivities. The chants of the C ›››
Researchers, governments and museums came together to organize two events for the safeguarding and promotion of living heritage:
The Organizing Committee of the International Congress on Experiences for the Safeguarding of Cultural and Intangible Heritage (CIESPI) has decided to organize an ›››
On the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Living Heritage Entity highlights the role that intangible cultural heritage can play in mitigation at every step of the disaster management cycle, from preparedness through to response and recovery.
The 2003 Convention’s work i ›››
The Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund provides assistance to States Parties in their efforts to safeguard their living heritage. Last September, the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage examined International Assistance requests under US$100,000. A ›››
The 4th Sub-regional Training for Trainers in the field of intangible cultural heritage in Central Asia was held online from 24 to 28 August 2020, due to the ongoing lockdown measures in Central Asia.
The online format of the event allowed a wider participation ›››
With all appropriate sanitary measures due to the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, 250 delegates representing more than 140 countries gathered for the eighth session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the 2003 Convention. The debates were conducted by H.E. Mr Amara Camara ›››