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UNESCO assembles peoples around transnational traditions like couscous, one of 32 new inscriptions on its Intangible Heritage Lists

17 December 2020 – France, Jamaica,

During this year’s session (14 to 19 December, online), the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed three elements on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, and 29 elements on the Representative List of the I ›››

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UNESCO and the Georgian Heritage Crafts Association to explore the rich living heritage of Old Tbilisi

27 November 2020 – Georgia, Jamaica, Malaysia, Peru, Zimbabwe,

UNESCO and the Georgian Heritage Crafts Association are embarking on a pilot activity to inventory living heritage in Old Tbilisi, Georgia. The project will use the community-based inventorying methodology developed by UNESCO to identify and document traditional crafts, performing arts, festivals ›››

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European safeguarding activities reactivated in November despite lockdown

15 November 2020 – Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Serbia,

Despite the reactivation of lockdown measures in some European countries due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several institutions have proceeded with the organization of online events to enhance dialogue among living heritage bearers and specialists and to continue the implementation of ›››

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Nearly US$500,000 granted to support safeguarding activities in Antigua and Bermuda, Burundi, Egypt, South Sudan and Uruguay

8 October 2020 – Antigua and Barbuda, Burundi, Egypt, Uruguay, South Sudan,

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund provides assistance to States Parties in their efforts to safeguard their living heritage. Last September, the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage examined International Assistance requests under US$100,000. A ›››

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