Building peace, our heritage

Colombia bets on intangible cultural heritage for peacebuilding

14 September 2018 – Colombia,

Following sixty years of armed conflict, peacebuilding activities of the emergency International Assistance kicked off in the municipality of El Conejo, department of La Guajira, within the commitments of the 2016 Peace Agreement between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

The emergency International Assistance entitled ‘Intangible cultural heritage as a basis for resilience, reconciliation and construction of peace environments in Colombia’s post-agreements’, granted in June 2018 under the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund, responds to the third point of the Peace Agreement, and to the specific request made by local communities from El Conejo. The project seeks to contribute to the reintegration of former combatants into civil life and the revitalization of the social fabric, while building on living heritage as a tool for dialogue and reconciliation in this territory affected by the armed conflict. ›››


Thirteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee: Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius, from 26 November to 1 December 2018


One of the last projects approved

Financial assistance

  • Haiti
  • Financial assistance : $ 98,970 +
  • Implementation dates : 07/06/2018 - 07/06/2018
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ICH inscribed on UNESCO lists

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