On 29 June, during the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee in Bonn, Germany, the Chairs of the six UNESCO culture conventions* met for the first time to discuss ways to work together more effectively.
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International Assistance is at the very core of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Regrettably, however, it has not yet been utilized to the full extent envisaged when the Convention was drafted, with few requests submitted by ›››
Thanks to the generous support from the Government of Japan, UNESCO has just launched the second phase of the Asia-Pacific project to strengthen national capacity in implementing the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The capacity-building programme has ›››
The 3rd annual meeting of the category 2 centres active in the field of intangible cultural heritage will be held from 6 to 8 July in Guiyang, China. Hosted by the Chinese centre, the International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific ›››
Following the signing of the Plan of Operations between UNESCO and the National Institute of Cultural Heritage of Ecuador (INPC) a few months ago, representatives of bearer communities, municipalities, as well as governmental and non-governmental experts, have fully mobilised to launch ›››
From 8 to 12 June, the Lombardy region (Italy) and the canton of Graubünden (Switzerland) hosted a training workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Tirano (province of Sondrio, Italy) and Poschiavo (Switzerland), demonstrating ›››
Morocco is perfecting its knowledge in international mechanisms for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage
Having already received two training workshops on the implementation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention at national level and on participatory inventories, Morocco hosted a workshop on international ›››
UNESCO has embarked on the establishment of a follow-up and evaluation mechanism for activities carried out under the Convention’s global capacity-building programme. The programme is part of global and national efforts to attain long-term development goals benefitting more than 65 countries to d ›››
The ICH Secretariat has received 56 new files by the 31 March deadline: 7 nominations to the Urgent Safeguarding List, 41 to the Representative List, 6 proposals for the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices and 3 financial assistance requests. 61 States have applied, of which four for the ›››
On 18 and 19 May 2015 a specialised workshop is being held in Ramallah on the final revision of the draft “Palestinian Law on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.”
The workshop, which is organized by the Palestinian Ministry of Culture and the UNESCO Ram ›››