UNESCO recognizes the important role that tertiary education institutions play in training future decision-makers, planners and administrators to work in the field of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. For this reason, following a Regional Symposium in Asia-Pacific in 2015 on integrating intangible cultural ›››
The documents of the twelfth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage can now be consulted online at: https://ich.unesco.org/en/12com. The documents are available in the two working languages of the ›››
Intangible cultural heritage and disaster risk management are mutually beneficial; this is the finding made by a desk study (English) recently commissioned by UNESCO. The purpose of the study was to take stock of the current state of knowledge regarding the ›››
On September 5, Suriname became the 175th State to join the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage bringing the convention close to attaining universal ratification. This important step has been reached following an increased number of ratifications over the ›››
In July 2015, the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage approved a grant of US$24,990 for the project “Safeguarding and promotion of Bigwala gourd trumpet music and dance of Busoga Kingdom in Uganda” from the Int ›››
A series of training workshops on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage (ICH) finished recently in Amman, Jordan. Following capacity building workshops on the implementation of the 2003 Convention in 2016, the UNESCO Amman office and the Ministry of Culture facilitated “Community-based inventorying of intangible c ›››
With just under eight weeks to go, preparations are well underway for the start of the twelfth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which will take place in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, from ›››
Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage (ICH) is an important tool for social cohesion in situations where tensions exist between social groups that share common cultural heritage.
The recently concluded project ‘inventorying of the music and dance of the Lozi and Nkoya people o ›››
On 3 October 2017, the Bureau decided to grant emergency International Assistance to Niger (US$257,819.11) and preparatory assistance to Namibia (US$10,000).
The emergency request from Niger was prepared in the context of a rise of violent extremism (Boko Haram) in the region. The ›››
On 13 September last, in Quito, Ecuador, UNESCO and the Minister of Culture and Heritage of Ecuador, Mr Raul Pérez Torres, launched the publication “Contributions for the Consolidation of the Public Policy on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ecuador”. This policy guide was ›››