Periodic reporting on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Convention provides in Article 29 that States Parties shall submit to the Committee reports on the legislative, regulatory and other measures taken for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage in their territories. Current page presents the periodic reports and deadlines of a country: Palestine (see overview on all States Parties).

Periodic reporting on the implementation of the Convention allows States Parties to assess their implementation of the Convention, evaluate their capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage, report on their inventories of intangible cultural heritage and update the status of elements inscribed on the Representative List.


On the implementation of the Convention

Each State Party submits its periodic report to the Committee by 15 December of the sixth year following the year in which it deposited its instrument of ratification.

Report submitted on 15/12/2017 and examined by the Committee in 2018

Overview

The Ministry of Culture has adopted a specialized program to protect the cultural heritage.
Preparation of the Palestinian Intangible Cultural Heritage Law.
Establishing the Palestinian National Cultural Heritage Register.
Encouraging universities to adopt academic courses on folklore.
Supporting researchers in intangible cultural heritage and publishing their research.
Holding training courses in traditional crafts, in particular those at risk of disappearing.
Preparing for establishing virtual Museum for Intangible Cultural Heritage with many partners at national and international level.
Writing proposals for various projects and various resources in order to obtain funds for the implementation of programs and activities that contribute on the protection of intangible cultural heritage.
Networking between institutions and cultural centers in the field of intangible cultural heritage.
Coordinating with universities and schools to promote intangible cultural heritage.
Encouraging theater and puppet performances to preserve and disseminate awareness about elements of intangible cultural heritage.
Supporting Capacity building for workers in the intangible cultural heritage sector.
Signing project agreement to strengthen the national capacities in safeguarding the Palestinian intangible cultural heritage 2017. Funded by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, the project was built on the needs assessment carried out by UNESCO-Ramallah in 2015.

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