Participants representing Afro-Surinamese, Javanese, Maroons, Chinese, Jewish, Hindustani and Indigenous communities are joining forces to develop a framework for inventorying their living heritage at a five-day workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage taking place at the Surinaamsch Rumhouse from ›››
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is taking active steps in building institutional capacities for safeguarding its living heritage.
A workshop on key concepts and implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage at the national level ›››
Just last month, on 7 March 2016, Guinea Bissau submitted the instrument of acceptance of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. During the three months that it takes for the membership to become effective, the latest member state to ›››
The Ministry of Culture and Heritage, the National Institute of Cultural Heritage of Ecuador (INPC) and UNESCO’s Quito Office are organizing a set of three workshops on the formulation of public policy tools for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Loja, Riobamba a ›››
The presentation of the project ‘Capacity-building in Niger for the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage’ will take place next Wednesday, 9 March, at Niamey University in the presence of the Minister of Culture, Arts and Lei ›››
The National Cultural Heritage Institute of Angola (INPC), in cooperation with UNESCO, organizes a workshop on community-based inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The workshop gathers some 25 participants including technical staff from cultural institutions in the country and representatives of the pilot ›››
The deadline is set for 31 March 2016 for the submission of nomination files, proposals on best safeguarding practices and large-scale international assistance requests for the 2017 cycle.
The forms can be downloaded from the forms page. The submission may be inspired by a ›››
The Intangible Heritage Section has recently welcomed Tim Curtis as its section chief and the third Secretary of the 2003 Convention, following the retirement of Cécile Duvelle at the end of last year.
Trained with a PH.D. in cultural anthropology, Tim ›››
Film-maker Mauricio Oliveira and anthropologist Fernanda Gallo provide viewers with a first-hand account of the connection communities in Cabo Verde and Mozambique have to their living heritage, and of their efforts to safeguard it, in the documentary ‘This culture that leads y ›››
The UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa and the Ministry of Education celebrated the first Eritrean Cultural and Natural Heritage Legislation at a national ceremony on 28 January 2016. The legislation is aimed at protecting national cultural and natural heritage with particular focus ›››