From 4 to 8 November 2019, more than 20 intangible cultural heritage specialists are gathering in Oujda, Morocco, for a training of trainers workshop under the 2003 Convention’s global capacity-building programme. The workshop is being organized by the Living Heritage Entity with the generous support of t ›››
Since the adoption of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2003, a growing body of research has been undertaken on its origins, purposes, uses, implementation and impacts. While some of this research is well known and widely ›››
The introduction of living heritage into schools can make education more exciting, accessible and relevant for both teachers and children. UNESCO and the European Commission have launched a pilot project entitled the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage: Engaging Youth for an ›››
Through projects aimed at supporting communities in the identification, enhancement and safeguarding of living heritage, Gabon, Kenya and the Seychelles have made major progress in safeguarding the living heritage present in their country.
Gabon and the Seychelles have strengthened their legislative ›››
Organized by UNESCO and the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe, based in Sofia, Bulgaria, the workshop will take place from 1 to 3 October in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and will discuss how safeguarding of living heritage ›››
Colombia’s Foreign Minister, Mr Carlos Holmes Trujillo, and UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture, Mr Ernesto Ottone Ramírez, signed the host country agreement between UNESCO and the Republic of Colombia for the organization of the fourteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the ›››
The Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage: Towards an intersectoral development of public policies, gathering August 2019 in Asunción, Paraguay, highlighted the intersectoral dimensions of intangible cultural heritage and the role of training in contributing to the strengthening of public policies.
More than ›››
Forty-two participants from government, civil society and communities gathered in Port-au-Prince in July 2019 for two workshops to strengthen Haiti’s national capacities to safeguard its living heritage.
The objectives of the two workshops were defined in consultation with the National Bureau ›››
UNESCO’s Living heritage entity is greatly saddened to announce the loss of one of its most dedicated cultural expert and facilitators in Africa, Stephen Chifunyise who passed away on 5th August 2019 in Harare.
Stephen Chifunyise played a prominent role in the d ›››
The new priority on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in formal and non-formal education is gaining ground thanks to strong collaboration between the Culture and Education Sectors at UNESCO. Several field offices have now launched concrete activities on living heritage and education ›››