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Community-based needs identification underway for living heritage among displaced communities from Ukraine

16 May 2022 – Hungary, Republic of Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia,

In cooperation with national partners, UNESCO launched a community-based needs identification for living heritage among communities, groups and individuals from Ukraine displaced in five neighbouring countries: Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. The needs identification was highlighted as a priority area ›››

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Countries of Central America and the Caribbean come together to safeguard their Afro-descendant living heritage

12 May 2022 – Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama,

Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, all States Parties to the 2003 Convention, are the eight member States of the Central American Integration System(SICA). Together with Cuba, they have agreed during a recent meeting ›››

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A new UNESCO brochure on living heritage and emergencies

2 May 2022 –

Living heritage throughout the world is increasingly affected by emergencies, including conflicts and disasters. On the one hand, emergencies directly threaten the practice and transmission of intangible cultural heritage, which provides a foundation to people’s identity and wellbeing. On the other h ›››

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Launch of a three-year project for safeguarding living heritage during emergencies in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific and the Caribbean

11 April 2022 – Bahamas, Belize, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu,

On 7th and 8th of April, an inter-regional workshop took place to launch the project ‘Capacity building for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in emergencies in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific and the Caribbean’. More than ever, climate change pre ›››

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31st March: deadline for submitting nominations for the 2023 cycle

24 March 2022 –

31st March 2022 marks the deadline for submitting nominations to the Lists of the 2003 Convention, proposals to the Register for Good Safeguarding Practices and Requests for International Assistance for examination by the eighteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee in November/December 2023. In ›››

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