How can the contribution of intangible cultural heritage to sustainable development best be understood and fully recognized? How can intangible heritage take a central place in the efforts to achieve the new post-2015 development goals? How can countries concretely realize this ›››
What are the lessons learnt from implementing UNESCO’s capacity-building strategy for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Europe and Central Asia? What do the expert-facilitators need to know to deliver trainings and policy advice effectively? What is their advice to UNESCO for t ›››
Community representatives, non-governmental and governmental experts in Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten) are joining efforts to develop and implement a strategy for the safeguarding of their living heritage.
As a significant step ›››
What can we learn from other programmes and organizations to refine UNESCO’s approach to policy advice in the field of intangible cultural heritage? How can synergies can be created with the policy work undertaken under the Convention on the Protection and P ›››
As highlighted in a recent evaluation of the impact of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the link between culture and sustainable development is increasingly recognized internationally. The Convention, however, is not explicit in this regard, even ›››
More than 600 participants attended the fifth General Assembly which concluded today with subtantial resolutions. Starting from 2015, all nominations will be evaluated by a single Evaluation Body of twelve members appointed by the Committee, six experts representing States Parties non-Members of the ›››
From 20 to 27 May 2014 the city of Marrakesh is hosting its first training workshop on the preparation of a participative inventory of the intangible cultural heritage.
This training is part of a wider capacity-building programme for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage ›››
The fifth session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will take place from 2 to 4 June 2014 at UNESCO Headquarters (Room XII). It is the first session following the review ›››
The two-year project ‘Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) in Central Asia’ concludes with a training workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage from 11 to 17 May 2014 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Since the launching of the programme in 201 ›››
Where do Arab countries stand with the development of policies and institutional frameworks for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage? How successfully do they involve sectors other than culture, whose policies fundamentally affect the future of intangible cultural heritage, but which are often ›››