Mongolian calligraphy

Capacity-building efforts continue in Asia and the Pacific

05 October 2015 – Thanks to the continued generous contribution of Japan to implement the project ‘Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage through the Strengthening of National Capacities in Asia and the Pacific’, two countries in the region are successfully moving forward in strengthening their capacities to effectively implement the 2003 Convention during the second phase of the project… ›››
Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and Niger

African experts advise on effective support to policy development

28 September 2015 – UNESCO is bringing together 24 experts from Africa and UNESCO field offices in Constantine, Algeria, from 28 September to 2 October 2015, to discuss how best support policy development in the field of intangible cultural heritage.

Under the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, States are encouraged to develop public policy and legislation with the widest possible involvement of communities and civil society… ›››

Kallawaya knowledge and practices

Safeguarding living heritage of Kallawaya communities in Bolivia

21 September 2015 – Following months of consultation and coordination meetings, Kallawaya community members, as well as representatives of the San Pablo Bolivian Catholic University (SECRAD), has assembled in Charazani, La Paz, from the 13 to 18 September 2015 for a transmission workshop aimed at safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Kallawayas… ›››
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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

Mr Marc Jacobs Director of the Flemish Interface for Cultural Heritage (FARO)

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Mr Idriss Moussa Ahmed Director of Culture and Heritage, Ministry of Culture and Communication Djibouti

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Mr Gowoothum Soobarah Director of Culture, Ministry of Arts and Culture


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