‘Drawing up a safeguarding plan means taking care of the deep identity of a community, protecting it with precise actions whose effects reverberate on the whole system, including the economic one’, Gianluca Galimberti, Mayor of Cremona
The city of Cremona is in ›››
On 30 April 2021, UNESCO is inviting stakeholders from Eastern Africa to an online conference to share case studies and review research results on the relationship between living heritage and biodiversity, climate change as well as disaster risk reduction.
The increasing frequency and ›››
In 2019, the European Young Heritage Professionals Forum brought together 28 young heritage professionals to address challenges they face in safeguarding of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, and to explore innovative ways to address them. The Forum was successful in building a network ›››
The project “Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding Palestinian intangible cultural heritage” (May 2017 – December 2020, US$ 273,049) recently came to an end. Find an overview of what has been put in place throughout the implementation of the project, despite the complex socio-economic and political situa ›››
Tuesday 6th April marks the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, an occasion to explore the range of traditional sports and games inscribed on the lists of the 2003 Convention.
Sport can help promote fairness, teambuilding, equality, inclusion and perseverance ›››
31 March 2021 marks the deadline for submitting nominations to the Lists of the 2003 Convention, proposals to the Register for Good Safeguarding Practices and Requests for International Assistance for examination by the seventeenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee in November/December 2022. In line ›››
Europe is the second region, after Latin America and the Caribbean in 2020, to undertake the periodic reporting exercise on the implementation of the 2003 Convention under the reformed periodic reporting mechanism. UNESCO facilitators start the online training of country focal points in ›››
Do you know what Nowruz, Nauryz or Nevruz mean? These words signify ‘new day’ for more than 300 million people around the world, and correspond to celebrations in large parts of Asia (Central, West and South) and from Southeast Europe to the Cau ›››
Sri Lanka has generously proposed to host the upcoming session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, from 13 to 18 December 2021 in Colombo. The Bureau of the Committee approved this offer with enthusiasm last 8 March 2021. As Stated by ›››
Latin America and the Caribbean is the first region to report on the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage under the new system of periodic reporting, based on the Overall Result Framework approved in 2018. The ›››