On Monday 9 December, the fourteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will commence in Bogota, Colombia. Chaired by Ms María Claudia López Sorzano, Secretary for Culture, Leisure and Sport of the City of Bogota, ›››
Since the ratification of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage by Palestine in December 2011, UNESCO has accompanied national stakeholders in the implementation of the Convention by providing advice for the elaboration of a national strategy on cultural ›››
The complete set of documents has been published online for the fourteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage on 8 November 2019. Available in the two working languages of the Committee (English and French), the documents ›››
From 4 to 8 November 2019, more than 20 intangible cultural heritage specialists are gathering in Oujda, Morocco, for a training of trainers workshop under the 2003 Convention’s global capacity-building programme. The workshop is being organized by the Living Heritage Entity with the generous support of t ›››
Since the adoption of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2003, a growing body of research has been undertaken on its origins, purposes, uses, implementation and impacts. While some of this research is well known and widely ›››
The introduction of living heritage into schools can make education more exciting, accessible and relevant for both teachers and children. UNESCO and the European Commission have launched a pilot project entitled the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage: Engaging Youth for an ›››
Through projects aimed at supporting communities in the identification, enhancement and safeguarding of living heritage, Gabon, Kenya and the Seychelles have made major progress in safeguarding the living heritage present in their country.
Gabon and the Seychelles have strengthened their legislative ›››
Organized by UNESCO and the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe, based in Sofia, Bulgaria, the workshop will take place from 1 to 3 October in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and will discuss how safeguarding of living heritage ›››
Colombia’s Foreign Minister, Mr Carlos Holmes Trujillo, and UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture, Mr Ernesto Ottone Ramírez, signed the host country agreement between UNESCO and the Republic of Colombia for the organization of the fourteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the ›››
The Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage: Towards an intersectoral development of public policies, gathering August 2019 in Asunción, Paraguay, highlighted the intersectoral dimensions of intangible cultural heritage and the role of training in contributing to the strengthening of public policies.
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