28/11/1984 - 30/11/1984

The Meeting of Experts to draw up a future programme of the Non-Physical Heritage was convened by the Director-General of Unesco, on the advice of the Member States in order to discuss the plans for the recently created subprogramme on Non-Physical Heritage. The purpose of the Meeting was to give shape to current concerns of Member States on inventorying, collecting, studying promoting and, above all, protecting the world’s Non-Physical Heritage from erosion and distortion. The Meeting took place from 28 to 30 November 1984 at Unesco’s Headquarters in Paris. The task of the Meeting was to adopt a working definition of Non-Physical Heritage or popular cultural traditions, to discuss methodologies for inventorying, collection and safeguarding and to establish an order of priority for future Unesco actions in this important area.


  • Final report
    CLT-84/CONF.603: English
  • The world’s non-physical heritage
    CLT.84/CONF.603; CLT.84/CONF.603/COL.1: English