The UNESCO Office in Nairobi, the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO and the National Museum of Kenya organized a community-based inventorying workshop from 8 to 23 October in Lamu, Kenya. The workshop, facilitated by a UNESCO-trained intangible cultural heritage facilitator, strengthened the capacity ›››
The project “Strengthening the capacities of Eritrea for implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage” made major strides towards raising safeguarding capacities on a national level.
Three capacity-building activities were organized between 2014 and 2018, equipping a wide range of ›››
The Secretariat of the 2003 Convention published online the 2018 Edition of the Basic Texts in the six official languages of UNESCO. This new edition contains updates resulting from resolutions of the seventh session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to ›››
The complete set of documents has been published online for the thirteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage on 29 October 2018. Available in the two working languages of the Committee (English and French), the documents ›››
A meeting held on 22 and 23 October 2018 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris will kick start the project ‘Community based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage in urban contexts’. The project seeks to contribute to the international debate on safeguarding living heritage in urban con ›››
From 29 October to 7 November, 2018 the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section and UNESCO-UNEVOC will co-host a virtual conference on ‘Integrating the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) in technical and vocational education and training (TVET)’. The conference, which comes under the new priority on ›››
The deadline (19 October 2018) is approaching for the 176 accredited non-governmental organizations and the 178 States Parties to fill out the online questionnaire on the role of accredited NGOs under the Convention. This electronic consultation is organized as a first step in the reflection ›››
At its first meeting, the National Committee of Eritrea adopted an Action Plan for 2018 to 2020, which outlines the main actions to be undertaken for safeguarding Eritrea’s intangible cultural heritage, namely the implementation of safeguarding measures, elaboration of inventories and international cooperation. ›››
From February 2017 to August 2018, 25 Náhuat youth from El Salvador, aged between 15 to 17 years old, participated in an inventorying exercise to safeguard their oral traditions. The project entitled ‘Titajtakezakan. Speaking across time, oral tradition and use of information and communication technologies’ was orga ›››
Following the decision of the Intergovernmental Committee last year to hold its thirteenth session in Port Louis, the Republic of Mauritius and UNESCO signed the host country agreement formalizing their cooperation and respective responsibilities for the organization of that session.