Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage (ICH) is an important tool for social cohesion in situations where tensions exist between social groups that share common cultural heritage.
The recently concluded project ‘inventorying of the music and dance of the Lozi and Nkoya people o ›››
On 3 October 2017, the Bureau decided to grant emergency International Assistance to Niger (US$257,819.11) and preparatory assistance to Namibia (US$10,000).
The emergency request from Niger was prepared in the context of a rise of violent extremism (Boko Haram) in the region. The ›››
On 13 September last, in Quito, Ecuador, UNESCO and the Minister of Culture and Heritage of Ecuador, Mr Raul Pérez Torres, launched the publication “Contributions for the Consolidation of the Public Policy on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ecuador”. This policy guide was ›››
During the process of safeguarding, the traditions and healing knowledge of the Kallawaya Community in Bolivia have been documented in the recently released publication “Tejiendo Los Saberes Kallawayas. Aproximaciones a la historia y medicina Kallawaya”. The launch of this publication was cel ›››
This week, the city of Esquipulas, Chiquimula, is hosting a training workshop on participatory inventory methodology as advocated in the 2003 Convention in the framework of the project ‘Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Guatemala’, and thanks to the gen ›››
What are the needs and priorities in enhancing capacities for the implementation of the 2003 Convention in the European context? What are the roles of facilitators in supporting the implementation of the Convention at national levels? What are the approaches that best ›››
From 10 – 11 September 2017, the ‘Fifth Annual Coordination Meeting of Category 2 Centres (C2C) active in the field of intangible cultural heritage’ will be held in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Hosted by the Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West ›››
The Seychelles recently began implementing its first International Assistance project, granted within the framework of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Fund. By its Decision 11.COM 3.BUR 5.3, the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage approved ›››
Since 2011, Laos has participated in the regional capacity-building programme on intangible cultural heritage (ICH). In 2016, with funding from the Government of Japan and technical assistance from UNESCO, the Department of Heritage, under the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, organized a ›››
UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture of Uzbekistan are organizing a four-day workshop on developing safeguarding plans for intangible cultural heritage from 14 to 17 July 2017 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Organized as part of UNESCO’s global capacity-building programme for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage , this w ›››