31/08/2010 - 02/09/2010

Following Argentina’s ratification of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the intangible Cultural Heritage in June 2006, the Department of Heritage of the Ministry of Culture and the UNESCO Office in Montevideo jointly convened this workshop on the implementation of the Convention.

The objectives of the workshop were to provide participants with essential information relating to the Convention and to discuss a national strategy for its effective implementation, with particular attention to the:

  • enhancement of the existing national mechanism for safeguarding intangible heritage at the provincial and local levels;
  • preparation of one or more inventories of intangible cultural heritage on Argentina’s territory; and
  • criteria and procedures for nominations to the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The workshop was specifically organized for Argentina officials responsible for cultural matters within the 23 provincial governments and at national level and some officials of Paraguay and Uruguay. Senior experts from Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia and the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Latin America (CRESPIAL) will bring their technical expertise through concrete examples of management of intangible heritage and will lead the interactive sessions with participants.


Contact in UNESCO Montevideo:

Link to related Montevideo webpage