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Ugandan museums as key actors for the safeguarding of living heritage

28 September 2022 – Uganda,

An International Assistance (IA) project achieved encouraging results in the involvement of museums in the safeguarding of Ugandan living heritage. It was implemented by key local institutions and coordinated by Uganda Communities Museums Association (UCOMA), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that was ›››

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UNESCO is ready for MONDIACULT 2022

26 September 2022 –

The cultural sector itself has evolved considerably over the past decades covering a wide range of areas of development but also influenced by societal change and the digital transformation. The global landscape has also profoundly evolved, marked by overarching transnational challenges ›››

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UNESCO visits India ahead of the Durga Puja in Kolkata

15 September 2022 – India,

Tim Curtis, Secretary of the 2003 Convention, and Eric Falt, Director of UNESCO New Delhi, discovered the intense preparations ahead of the Durga Puja in Kolkata, India, during a mission. In Kolkata, small artisanal workshops sculpt images of the goddess Durga and ›››

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Communities celebrating their living heritage at an international event in Paris, France

1 September 2022 – France,

Living heritage, and especially culinary traditions and foodways from all around the world, will be celebrated during the ‘Village International de la Gastronomie’ (International village of gastronomy), taking place in Paris, France from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th September. Many actors fro ›››

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UNESCO contributes to the safeguarding of Yemenis living heritage

26 August 2022 – Yemen,

UNESCO Office for the Gulf States and Yemen recently organized a two-week training titled ‘Community-based safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage’ for participants from different backgrounds, including civil-society organizations, governmental institutions, and universities from all regions of Yemen. As UNESCO is entering int ›››

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