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 ›››
The General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will take a number of decisions important for the future of the Convention during its fourth session from 4 to 8 June 2012 at UNESCO Headquarters ›››
How to build on the multidimensional aspects of the intangible cultural heritage and stimulate innovative and creative approaches to intangible cultural heritage safeguarding while enhancing sustainable development and dialogue in the region? Several South-East Europe initiatives are seeking ways to address ›››
Expanded interest in safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage is strongly demonstrated by the new files received from forty four States Parties for the cycle that began on 31 March 2012 and will end in November 2013.
Among the submitting States, eleven have never before ›››
What is intangible cultural heritage? What are the links with national sustainable development strategies? How can it be identified? Why and how should it be safeguarded? Who are the key players?
These are just a few of the questions to be ›››