Every year, the 21st September marks the International Day of Peace, an occasion to discover the wide range of elements related to peacebuilding inscribed on the lists of the 2003 Convention.
The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Recovering better f ›››
Netflix and UNESCO have recently come together to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of India, both tangible and intangible, through a cartooned series titled Mighty Little Bheem. The series captures India’s culture through the adventures of a young boy from cooking P ›››
From 23 to 27 August, the city of León in Nicaragua hosted a capacity-building workshop on inventories methods of intangible cultural heritage. It was held with the assistance of UNESCO’s Participation Programme, which is designed to provide direct assistance to initiatives undertaken ›››
On 9 and 10 September 2021, States Parties to the 2003 Convention and observers are invited to participate in the second part of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group in the framework of the global reflection on the listing mechanisms of the 2003 Convention.
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In 2017, UNESCO’s regional office in Beirut launched a capacity-building project funded by the Government of Japan and implemented in collaboration with the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO. This project is aimed at strengthening human and institutional infrastructures for the safeguarding of L ›››
Without a doubt, the slave trade has heavily impacted culture and its manifestations. Living heritage has therefore been shaped and reshaped by such history. As a result, many Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) elements are directly linked to the history of the ›››
Indigenous peoples hold a rich diversity of living heritage, including practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and skills. However, this diversity and its transmission are now at risk. The COVID-19 pandemic has indeed exposed and exacerbated many existing inequalities, disproportionately affecting populations all ›››
In November 2018, UNESCO approved an international assistance request from Kyrgyzstan to develop an inventory and safeguarding measures concerning pilgrimages to sacred sites and performance of ritual practices. Those have been an integral part of Kyrgyz peoples’ cultural identity and heritage for ›››
Living heritage has so much to offer to education and vice versa, as education is indispensable for broad-based safeguarding of living heritage in harmony with the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) on quality education. Recognizing this dual benefit that occurs when bringing ›››
Colombia has played an active role in safeguarding living heritage since its ratification of the Convention in 2008. Communities based in the Orinoco region have expressed an increasing interest in the capacity building programme of the 2003 Convention, especially since the inscription of ›››