By depositing their instrument of ratification respectively on 23 and 28 July 2020, Somalia and Angola became, three months later, the 179th and 180th States to join the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. As States Parties to the Convention, these ›››
In the High Atlas of Morocco, in the town of Taroudant, there is a practise known as Chikhate – singing groups consisting of women who travel from region to region performing chants at important social events and festivities. The chants of the C ›››
Researchers, governments and museums came together to organize two events for the safeguarding and promotion of living heritage:
The Organizing Committee of the International Congress on Experiences for the Safeguarding of Cultural and Intangible Heritage (CIESPI) has decided to organize an ›››
On the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Living Heritage Entity highlights the role that intangible cultural heritage can play in mitigation at every step of the disaster management cycle, from preparedness through to response and recovery.
The 2003 Convention’s work i ›››
The Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund provides assistance to States Parties in their efforts to safeguard their living heritage. Last September, the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage examined International Assistance requests under US$100,000. A ›››
The 4th Sub-regional Training for Trainers in the field of intangible cultural heritage in Central Asia was held online from 24 to 28 August 2020, due to the ongoing lockdown measures in Central Asia.
The online format of the event allowed a wider participation ›››
With all appropriate sanitary measures due to the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, 250 delegates representing more than 140 countries gathered for the eighth session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the 2003 Convention. The debates were conducted by H.E. Mr Amara Camara ›››
Under strict sanitary measures, the UNESCO National Office for Palestine, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture (MoC), invited governmental agencies, civil society representatives and community practitioners to attend the fourth round of capacity-building workshops in August 2020. Respecting a limited number ›››
The eighth session of the General Assembly will start on 8 September under very particular conditions imposed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
With all appropriate sanitary measures in place, as mentioned below, the 178 States Parties to the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of ›››
In 2017, the Tooro Youth Platform for Action (Engabu Z Tooro) started working with five communities in Western Uganda to revitalize and document ceremonies and practices associated with the Empaako naming system, inscribed on the Urgent Safeguarding List in December 2013, with the ›››