‘We must begin by emphasizing within the community itself upon the importance of safeguarding our most precious heritage our ancestors left us.’
(Ginuervel Roach, Curaçao youth participant).
With an increased awareness of the significance of living heritage and the pivotal role of y ›››
This is the key question to be addressed in the first review of UNESCO’s strategy to build capacity for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage to be completed this year. Already 42 UNESCO Member States are benefitting from tailored capacity-building projects in the fields o ›››
What does it mean to speak of an ‘element’ of intangible cultural heritage in the 2003 Convention and its Operational Directives? What are the actual trends, categories and examples of the elements inscribed on the Lists so far? How should similar elements, wi ›››
For the first time since their ratification of the 2003 Convention in history, Sao Tome and Principe brought together a range of key stakeholders to give a boost to the safeguarding of its living heritage. The representative from governments and civil society ›››
The 7th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, chaired by Mr Arley Gill of Grenada, will meet at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris, France) from 3 to 7 December 2012 (audiocast in English, French and Spanish).
Its agenda includes the ›››
The diverse cultural communities of Belize, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, will be happy to know that in the context of its Global Strategy, UNESCO has launched a two and a half year project to help their countries safeguard their intangible ›››
Thanks to the generous contribution of Spain to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua have embarked on a series of activities to strengthen their institutional capacities for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage present in ›››
The development of a film scenario and of a photography exhibition around the Mediterranean intangible cultural heritage was at the core of a meeting involving Egyptian, Lebanese and Jordanian producers and photographers on the 27th to 29th august 2012, at UNESCO Paris ›››
Young people play a crucial role in the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage. UNESCO is therefore intensifying its efforts to partner with youth in the implementation of the 2003 Convention. Three sub-regional youth forums in the coming months aim to strengthen youth ›››
Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan have just taken another step in safeguarding their intangible cultural heritage. After months of meticulous preparation, the three partner countries of the ‘MedLiHer - Mediterranean Living Heritage’ project have signed partnership agreements with UNESCO, co-financed by the European Uni ›››