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Safeguarding practices and rituals in sacred sites in Kyrgyzstan

27 July 2021 –

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 ›››


Global reflection on listing mechanisms: documents of the 8-9 July session of the intergovernmental working group are available online!

28 June 2021 –

In December 2019, after a decade of implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Intergovernmental Committee launched a global reflection process on the 2003 Convention’s listing mechanisms. This was to address a series of complex and interrelated i ›››