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Third Proclamation of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

Language: Pluringual

For the third Proclamation, 64 candidature files involving 74 Member States were submitted to the Proclamation Jury. The growing number of candidatures borne witness to the continued interest of the states in safeguarding their intangible cultural heritage. While the second Proclamation coincided with the adoption of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in October 2003, the third Proclamation arrived at a time when the Convention was on the verge of securing the 30 ratifications from Member States that were necessary for it to enter into force, two years after its adoption by the UNESCO General Conference.

The third Proclamation was all the more important it was also the last. Indeed, Article 31 of the new Convention states that the Proclamation programme had to end once the Convention entered into force, which happened in 2006.

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Topics and Tags
Place/region: Worldwide
Series: Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity
Type: Ethnographic
Extract: 2 min. Total length:
Production and personalities:
Publisher: UNESCO Intangible Heritage unit
Coproducer/sponsor: Japan Trust in Fund
Published in:
Library catalogue (UNESDOC): 159301

Original: VCD
Location: F-H.129
UMVS reference: AUD-KMI/KSA/1198
Rights holder: UNESCO