A workshop dedicated to developing concrete plans for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Greece is to be held online from 31 May to 4 June 2021. This five-day workshop aims at sharing experiences and exchanging informal knowledge essential for the development of ›››
UNESCO is pleased to partner with the General Assembly of the United Nations in organizing a high-level event on the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, taking place on Friday 21 May. The theme for the ›››
The Republic of Djibouti has finalized its first national inventory of intangible cultural heritage elements with support from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund. This effort is part of a series of awareness-raising workshops on the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of ›››
‘Drawing up a safeguarding plan means taking care of the deep identity of a community, protecting it with precise actions whose effects reverberate on the whole system, including the economic one’, Gianluca Galimberti, Mayor of Cremona
The city of Cremona is in ›››
On 30 April 2021, UNESCO is inviting stakeholders from Eastern Africa to an online conference to share case studies and review research results on the relationship between living heritage and biodiversity, climate change as well as disaster risk reduction.
The increasing frequency and ›››
In 2019, the European Young Heritage Professionals Forum brought together 28 young heritage professionals to address challenges they face in safeguarding of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, and to explore innovative ways to address them. The Forum was successful in building a network ›››
The project “Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding Palestinian intangible cultural heritage” (May 2017 – December 2020, US$ 273,049) recently came to an end. Find an overview of what has been put in place throughout the implementation of the project, despite the complex socio-economic and political situa ›››
Tuesday 6th April marks the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, an occasion to explore the range of traditional sports and games inscribed on the lists of the 2003 Convention.
Sport can help promote fairness, teambuilding, equality, inclusion and perseverance ›››
31 March 2021 marks the deadline for submitting nominations to the Lists of the 2003 Convention, proposals to the Register for Good Safeguarding Practices and Requests for International Assistance for examination by the seventeenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee in November/December 2022. In line ›››
Europe is the second region, after Latin America and the Caribbean in 2020, to undertake the periodic reporting exercise on the implementation of the 2003 Convention under the reformed periodic reporting mechanism. UNESCO facilitators start the online training of country focal points in ›››