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26 November 2014 – The ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage today inscribed eighteen new elements on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Representative List serves to raise awareness of intangible heritage and provide recognition to communities’ traditions and know-how that reflect their cultural diversity. The List does not attribute or recognize any standard of excellence or exclusivity. The titles of the … ›››
Youth performing Isukuti dance at a training session

Three new elements inscribed on the Urgent Safeguarding List

25 November 2014 – The ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage today inscribed three new elements on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding:
Annual pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Sidi ‘Abd el-Qader Ben Mohammed (Sidi Cheikh)

Opening of the ninth session of the Intangible Heritage Committee

24 November 2014 – November 24, 2014 - The ninth session of the Intergovernmental Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee was inaugurated today at UNESCO headquarters. In his opening address, Mr. Alfredo Pérez Armiñán, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for Culture, stressed that “The Convention … ›››
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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

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

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

English | French

Republic of Korea
Mr Samuel Lee Director of the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP)

English | French

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