While physical distancing and confinement are affecting the way we live, some communities are finding creative ways to adapt to the circumstances and continue practicing their living heritage.
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“When students are motivated, they achieve better results. With living heritage, learning becomes more interesting, meaningful and motivating for students. It also stimulates innovative teaching methods, which benefit the teacher-learner relationship. It is rewarding to improve the quality of education while ›››
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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the eighth session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the 2003 Convention (originally foreseen from 9 to 11 June 2020) has been rescheduled to take place from 25 to 27 August 2020 (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris).
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The deadline of 31 March is fast approaching 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 Intergovernmental Committee in November/December 2021.
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Shaped by her experiences as teacher in senior high school and instructor at Oluno & Hardap Prison, Freda Mwalyana Sampati Tawana is since 2009 a senior culture officer at the Ministry of Education Arts and Culture in Windhoek, Namibia.
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Tarcila Rivera Zea is a Peruvian indigenous rights activist. She grew up speaking Quechua and only learnt Spanish at the age of 10 when she started attending school. Since a young age, she has defended the rights of indigenous peoples, and embraced ›››
‘Each language has its own unique and incomparable history’ – Yalitza Aparicio, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Indigenous Peoples.
While the practice and transmission of living heritage contributes to the vitality, strength and well-being of indigenous communities, language is the principal vehicle throu ›››
The involvement of bearer communities and civil society is crucial to the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Accordingly, the Ministry of Culture, Crafts and Relations with the Parliament of Mauritania has launched a project ›››
Between 2015 to 2019, UNESCO granted emergency international assistance of US$299,972 to prepare an inventory of the intangible cultural heritage present in Côte d’Ivoire. This project, implemented by the Ivorian Cultural Heritage Office and the Directorate for Cultural Heritage, allowed to train ›››