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The challenges of capacity building in the Arab world

8 January 2013 – Qatar,

How can Arab States effectively implement the 2003 Convention at the national level? What can be done to promote regional cooperation in the Arab world and to strengthen the capacities of all concerned stakeholders? What are the best ways to raise people’s ›››

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Closing of the Seventh Session of the Committee

7 December 2012 –

Held in Paris from 3 to 7 December 2012, the seventh session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has completed its work, with more than 800 participants including experts, practitioners and government officials. The sixteen new periodic reports from ›››

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On the right track?

31 October 2012 – China,

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 ›››

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What is the right scale or scope of an element?

17 October 2012 –

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 ›››

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7th session of the Committee coming soon

10 October 2012 –

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 ›››

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