Safeguarding our living heritage

The Kankurang is a protective spirit, embodied by a masked and costumed man, at the centre of a ritual system comprising songs, traditions and initiatory rites for young boys. The ritual ensures the transmission and teaching of complex know-how and practices underpinning Manding cultural identity.


Statutory meeting and activities

17th session of the Intergovernmental Committee
28/11/2022 - 03/12/2022
Rabat (Morocco)

Read more
9th session of the General Assembly
5/07/2022 - 07/07/2022
Paris (France)

Read more
Open-ended intergovernmental working group
The Committee decided to convene an Open-ended intergovernmental working group to reflex on the procedures for the removal of an element from one List and the transfer of an element from one List to the other, the nature and purposes of the Lists and the Register established under the Convention and the relevance of the various criteria for each of these mechanisms, among other issues.

Read more


EXTENDED: Call for proposals - Renewal evaluation of the International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia and Pacific Region

25/01/2023 - 19/02/2023
Online (France)

Call for proposals - Renewal evaluation of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Africa

21/12/2022 - 16/01/2023
Online (France)

UNESCO meets the Guna indigenous community of Panama on their territory

16/12/2022 - 16/12/2022
Panama (Panama)