The Conference was organized jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan and UNESCO with the following objectives:
Representatives and observers from thirteen Asian countries including Japan and observers from four countries attended the conference. Participants formulated concrete suggestions for regional co-operation, modes of action, a legal framework, training and priority activities to be undertaken, and discussed the role of governments in preserving and promoting intangible cultural heritage. They also addressed recommendations to UNESCO and the national governments regarding larger la structure de cooperation their roles in actively responding to the recommendations.
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Hanoi (Viet Nam)
Hué (Viet Nam)
The purpose of this consultation was to advise the Organization on future directions and the orientation of the medium-term strategy (1996-2001) and on its programme for safeguarding and enhancing intangible cultural heritage. Eighty-one participants, including experts, representatives of research institutions and private foundations, as well as observers from some thirty countries, attended the meeting.
The following new objectives were submitted to UNESCO regarding its action in the field of intangible cultural heritage:
Final report (English)
In pursuance of Resolution 15.3 adopted by the General Conference of Unesco at its twenty-third session (Sofia, October-November 1985) and in accordance with paragraph 15109 of the Work Plan relating to that resolution, the Director-General of Unesco convened a Special Committee of Technical and Legal Experts on the Safeguarding of Folklore, which met at Unesco Headquarters from 1 to 5 June 1987.
The Special Committee was charged with the responsibility to prepare draft international regulations in the afore-mentioned field in order to examine the measures to be taken with a view to guaranteeing, within the framework of a global approach and on an interdisciplinary basis, the safeguarding of folklore. It recommended that an international regulation in the form of a recommendation may be adopted to regulate the safeguarding of folklore and adopted a
draft of such a recommendation.