Documents are online, registration is open, and preparations are in full swing for the ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 24 to 28 November 2014). Chaired by H. E. Mr José Manuel Rodríguez ›››
The process of review is underway for 97 non-governmental organizations accredited to provide advisory services to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Every four years following accreditation of a NGO, the Committee reviews the contribution and the ›››
Following eight months of conducting a pilot inventory in the Province of Manica in Central Mozambique, the national institute for socio-cultural research, Arquivo do Património Cultural (ARPAC), in cooperation with UNESCO is organizing a closing workshop from 27 to 31 October 2014. The workshop ›››
How can the contribution of intangible cultural heritage to sustainable development best be understood and fully recognized? How can intangible heritage take a central place in the efforts to achieve the new post-2015 development goals? How can countries concretely realize this ›››
What are the lessons learnt from implementing UNESCO’s capacity-building strategy for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Europe and Central Asia? What do the expert-facilitators need to know to deliver trainings and policy advice effectively? What is their advice to UNESCO for t ›››
Community representatives, non-governmental and governmental experts in Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten) are joining efforts to develop and implement a strategy for the safeguarding of their living heritage.
As a significant step ›››
What can we learn from other programmes and organizations to refine UNESCO’s approach to policy advice in the field of intangible cultural heritage? How can synergies can be created with the policy work undertaken under the Convention on the Protection and P ›››
As highlighted in a recent evaluation of the impact of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the link between culture and sustainable development is increasingly recognized internationally. The Convention, however, is not explicit in this regard, even ›››
More than 600 participants attended the fifth General Assembly which concluded today with subtantial resolutions. Starting from 2015, all nominations will be evaluated by a single Evaluation Body of twelve members appointed by the Committee, six experts representing States Parties non-Members of the ›››
From 20 to 27 May 2014 the city of Marrakesh is hosting its first training workshop on the preparation of a participative inventory of the intangible cultural heritage.
This training is part of a wider capacity-building programme for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage ›››