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Ponum dance performance in Sint Marteen

Project launch: safeguarding living heritage in Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean islands

08 September 2014 – Community representatives, non-governmental and governmental experts in Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten) are joining efforts to implement a strategy for the safeguarding of their living heritage.

A two-year project is officially launched at the first joint training in Phillipsburg from 8 to 12 September 2014, bringing together representatives from across the six islands. ›››

How to provide policy advice effectively?

25 June 2014 – What can we learn from other programmes and organizations to refine UNESCO’s approach to policy advice in the field of intangible cultural heritage? How can synergies can be created with the policy work undertaken under the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions … ›››
Three generations participating in Fallas de Valencia

Climate change, commercialization, tourism: challenges for intangible heritage

04 June 2014 – As highlighted in a recent evaluation of the impact of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the link between culture and sustainable development is increasingly recognized internationally. The Convention, however, is not explicit in this regard, even if the relationship between safeguarding, commercialization and sustainable development have featured in numerous debates in Committee meetings in recent years. ›››
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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

Germany
Ms Christine Merkel Head of the Division of Culture, German Commission for UNESCO

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ms Joanne Orr Chief Executive Officer, Museums Galleries Scotland

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France
Mr Pierre Bois Artistic advisor, House of World Cultures

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