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Regional meeting on intangible heritage and tertiary education

22 November 2017 –

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 ›››


12.COM documents now online!

6 November 2017 – Republic of Korea,

The documents of the twelfth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage can now be consulted online at: The documents are available in the two working languages of the ›››


The 2003 Convention reaches 175 State Parties!

23 October 2017 – Cabo Verde, Cook Islands, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ireland, Malta, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, South Sudan,

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 ›››