The capacity-building programme in Ecuador that the UNESCO/Japan Funds-in-Trust for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage has supported for two years concludes with a national meeting in Quito, from 9 to 11 November 2016. Focusing on public policy tools for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage, the ›››
Documents of the eleventh session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage are now available online, in the two working languages (English and French) of the Committee, including the provisional timetable approved by the Bureau of ›››
Four new International Assistance requests were approved by the Bureau of the Committee on 20 October 2016 to support safeguarding efforts in Botswana, Kenya, El Salvador and Seychelles.
This was the first meeting of the Bureau of the Committee to approve International Assistance ›››
Thirty-four participants representing officials from the Ministry of Information and Culture, local officials working in the field of culture and the Calabar community have been brought together to share the principles and methodologies of community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage during ›››
In the presence of the Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Committee, Mr Yonas Desta Tsegaye, an information and exchange session will take place at UNESCO premises, Room XI, on Thursday, 20 October 2016 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The purpose is to present ›››
Everything is ready to receive participants and guests for the second edition of dialogues on the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in the Northeast Asia sub-region, with a focus this time on media engagement. The meeting to be held this ›››
Over twenty participants from seven countries in the Southern African region (Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe) brainstormed and shared experiences in Lusaka, Zambia, from 2 to 6 October 2016 on how to best provide policy advisory services in the field of ›››
What is policy development for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage? What are the needs of Latin America and the Caribbean in this field? How does the topic fit in UNESCO’s global capacity-building programme for the implementation of the 2003 Convention? These questions will b ›››
A group of experts will gather in Beijing, China from 7 to 9 September to take the first steps towards an overall results framework for the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Generously funded and hosted by the National Commission ›››
Before opening an exhibition on traditional crafs of India in UNESCO Headquarters (Paris, 2 September 2016), Ms Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Textiles of India, shares her views on crafts and textiles as an intangible cultural heritage to be passed on from generation ›››