Over the past few years, UNESCO has been leading several initiatives to develop new strategies for integrating culture and creativity in urban contexts. Together with its partners, UNESCO promotes culture-engaged and people-centered urban development models. Urbanization plays a crucial factor in ›››
Many practices and expressions of living heritage are linked to the natural environment. For millennia, communities, in interaction with their local environment, have developed valuable bodies of knowledge and practices to help care for nature, protect biodiversity and manage natural resources ›››
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.
Given that the COVID-19 pandemic ›››
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 ›››