Chaired by Mr Punchi Nilame Meegaswatte (Sri Lanka), the sixteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (16.COM) will be held in at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, from 13 to 18 December 2021.
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Current estimates are that nearly 690 million people are hungry, or 8.9 percent of the world population – up by 10 million people in one year and by nearly 60 million in five years. The Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2, ‘Zero Hunger’) notably targets the maintenance of genet ›››
Somalia is the latest State Party to have ratified the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. UNESCO is encouraged to see that a growing number of activities are taking place on the ground and wishes to highlight these ›››
International Assistance (IA) is at the very core of the 2003 Convention as it enables an effective and sustainable way of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. State parties are encouraged to request IA to fully benefit from what the 2003 Convention has to offer ›››
The 2021 edition of the ‘World Forum for Intangible Cultural Heritage’ is bringing together key institutions from the Asia-Pacific region. It is hosted by the National Intangible Heritage Center in Seoul and the UNESCO Category 2 Centre ICHCAP. This joint initiative will be hel ›››
Every year, the 21st September marks the International Day of Peace, an occasion to discover the wide range of elements related to peacebuilding inscribed on the lists of the 2003 Convention.
The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Recovering better f ›››
Netflix and UNESCO have recently come together to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of India, both tangible and intangible, through a cartooned series titled Mighty Little Bheem. The series captures India’s culture through the adventures of a young boy from cooking P ›››
From 23 to 27 August, the city of León in Nicaragua hosted a capacity-building workshop on inventories methods of intangible cultural heritage. It was held with the assistance of UNESCO’s Participation Programme, which is designed to provide direct assistance to initiatives undertaken ›››
On 9 and 10 September 2021, States Parties to the 2003 Convention and observers are invited to participate in the second part of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group in the framework of the global reflection on the listing mechanisms of the 2003 Convention.
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