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 ›››
The network of 65 trainers set up by UNESCO since 2011 to promote the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage and strengthen national capacities for its implementation is enhanced with a new training institution: School of African Heritage (EP ›››
How does identification and inventorying of intangible cultural heritage work with the widest possible involvement of communities? This critical question is being explored by country teams from Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon in a workshop taking place at UNESCO from 23 to 25 March ›››
Good news for communities in Asia and the Pacific who wish to keep their intangible heritage alive ! UNESCO, with the generous support of Japan, will be working hand in hand with governments, civil societies and communities to ensure that safeguarding efforts ›››
This week concludes the training of the main Guatemalan actors related to ICH: national and municipal officials, as well as bearers and representatives of civil society. From April 25 to 27, the last of six training workshops will be held in Guatemala City ›››