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.
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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 ›››
A wrap-up workshop of the project “Community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage” was organized last July in Kingston, Jamaica five months after its launching.
Since March, members from three communities of Kingston were invited to join capacity building workshops on community-based inv ›››
Kumar Munieswaran (left on the picture), a young martial art practitioner, member of the Nillaikalakki Silambam Association in George Town, Malaysia is one of the 30 local facilitators trained by UNESCO to inventory their living heritage. Once trained, Kumar interviewed the Grandmasters ›››
Indigenous peoples hold a rich diversity of living heritage, including practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and skills that continue to be relevant and provide meaning in everyday life. The practice and transmission of this heritage contributes to the ongoing vitality, strength and ›››