The 2016 edition of the Operational Directives for the Implementation of the 2003 Convention are now available in Portuguese, thanks to the translation by the National Commission of Portugal for UNESCO. You may consult this version here.
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The thirteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will take place from 26 November to 1 December 2018 at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC) in Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius.
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From 18 to 21 June 2018, the Ministry of Muslim Affairs, Culture and Waqf assets in Djibouti, with support from the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, convened 40 national and local authorities, experts, NGOs, communities and media representatives to participate in a national workshop ›››
For more than 10 years, the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has been implemented worldwide. Many organizations and institutions have been developing activities at different scales and in multiple domains to address complex situations. How can such experiences ›››
The UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa organized a national awareness-raising workshop on intangible cultural heritage on 25 - 29 June 2018 in Moroni, the Comoros, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Professional Integration, Arts and Culture.
This marks the start of the ›››
The UNESCO Cairo Office has begun the activities of the 24-month project “Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Egypt for sustainable development”, generously supported by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority (ADTCA) of the United Arab Emirates.
Hangzhou, the People’s Republic of China – The UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Section is organizing a training of trainers workshop (TOT) for the facilitators network of the 2003 Convention in the Asia and the Pacific region in Hangzhou, from 2 to 6 July 2018, collaborating closely wit ›››
The Sixth annual meeting of category 2 centers (C2Cs) under the auspices of UNESCO active in the field of the intangible cultural heritage took place on 7 June 2018 in Paris at UNESCO Headquarters. The customary annual meeting witnessed the gathering of the ›››
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris - Attended by 600 participants hailing from 129 countries, the seventh session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage took place from 4 to 6 June 2018 to provide the States Parties ›››
‘It is only through ambitious intersectoral initiatives that we can effectively safeguard intangible cultural heritage, strengthen educational relevance and thereby contribute to attaining the Sustainable Development Goals,’ stated Ernesto Ottone, Assistant-Director General for Culture, when opening a roundtable organized to raise awa ›››