Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

How safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage can contribute to sustainable development? What has changed at the national level since the ratification? What is the meaning and impact for the communities of the inscription of intangible cultural heritage on the lists of the Convention? Taken during statutory meetings in 2011 and 2012, these interviews express the opinion of delegates on these questions.

Algeria - Australia - Belarus - Belgium - Brazil - Bulgaria - Burkina Faso - Chile - China - Colombia - Cuba - Cyprus - Czech Republic - Djibouti - Egypt - France - Germany - Greece - Grenada - Honduras - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Japan - Jordan - Kenya - Kyrgyzstan - Latvia - Madagascar - Mali - Mauritius - Mexico - Mongolia - Morocco - Niger - Peru - Republic of Korea - Spain - United Arab Emirates - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Viet Nam
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Mr Slimane Hachi
Director of the National Centre for Prehistoric, Anthropological and Historical Research (CNRPAH)

Algeria

Interviewed in June 2012 (4.GA)

English | French
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Ms Suzanne Ogge
Consultant in cultural heritage issues

Australia

Interviewed in October 2012 (7.COM_WG)

English | French
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Ms Alla STASHKEVICH
Chief of the Department of Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Belarus

Interviewed in November 2011 (6.COM)

English | French | Russian
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Mr Marc Jacobs
Director of the Flemish Interface for Cultural Heritage (FARO)

Belgium

Interviewed in October 2012 (7.COM_WG)

English | French
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Mr Jean-Pierre Ducastelle
President of the Oral and Intangible Heritage Commission of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation

Belgium

Interviewed in June 2012 (4.GA)

English | French
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Ms Celia CORSINO
Director of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Department of the National Institute of Historical and Artistic Institute

Brazil

Interviewed in November 2011 (6.COM)

English | French | Spanish
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Ms Mila Santova
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Bulgaria

Interviewed in June 2012 (4.GA)

English | French
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Mr Sidi Traoré
Director of the safeguarding and promotion of cultural heritage, Ministry of Culture

Burkina Faso

Interviewed in June 2012 (4.GA)

English | French
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Mr Jorge Francisco Rojas Goldsack
Chief of the Department of Citizenship and Culture, National Council of Culture and Arts

Chile

Interviewed in June 2012 (4.GA)

English | French | Spanish
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Mr YANG Zhi
Director, International Training Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia

China

Interviewed in November 2011 (6.COM)

English | French | Spanish | Chinese
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Ms Adriana Molano
Coordinator of the Intangible Group of the Cultural Heritage Direction, Ministry of Culture

Colombia

Interviewed in June 2012 (4.GA)

English | French | Spanish
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Ms Sonia SARMIENTO-GUTIERREZ / Mr Juan Luis ISAZA LONDONO
Permanent Delegate of Colombia to UNESCO / Director of the Heritage Department of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia

Colombia

Interviewed in November 2011 (6.COM)

English | French | Spanish
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Ms Alicia González
Secretary General, Cuba National Commission for UNESCO

Cuba

Interviewed in June 2012 (4.GA)

English | French | Spanish
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Ms Angel KONNARI
Assistant Professor in History University of Cyprus

Cyprus

Interviewed in November 2011 (6.COM)

English | French | Spanish
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Ms Eva Romankova
Advisor for Intangible Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture

Czech Republic

Interviewed in June 2012 (4.GA)

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

Djibouti

Interviewed in October 2012 (7.COM_WG)

English | French
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Mr Ahmed Morsi
Director of the Egyptian Archives of Folk Traditions, Ministry of Culture

Egypt

Interviewed in October 2012 (7.COM_WG)

English | French
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Mr Pierre Bois
Artistic advisor, House of World Cultures

France

Interviewed in October 2012 (7.COM_WG)

English | French
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Mr Christian Hottin
Heritage curator, Ministry of Culture and Communication

France

Interviewed in October 2012 (7.COM_WG)

English | French
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Ms Christine Merkel
Head of the Division of Culture, German Commission for UNESCO

Germany

Interviewed in October 2012 (7.COM_WG)

English | French
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Ms Panayiota Andrianopoulou
In charge of the implementation of 2003 Convention, Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports

Greece

Interviewed in October 2012 (7.COM_WG)

English | French
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Mr Arley Gill
Senator

Grenada

Interviewed in June 2012 (4.GA)

English | French
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Mr Alejandro Palma
Ambassador, Permanent Delegation of Honduras to UNESCO

Honduras

Interviewed in June 2012 (4.GA)

English | French | Spanish
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Mr Yadollah PARMOUN
Director Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts & Tourism Organization (ICHHTO)

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Interviewed in November 2011 (6.COM)

English | French | Spanish
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Mr Toshiyuki Kono
Faculty of Law Professor, Kyushu University

Japan

Interviewed in October 2012 (7.COM_WG)

English | French
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Mr Hani Hayajneh
Professor at Yarmouk University

Jordan

Interviewed in October 2012 (7.COM_WG)

English | French
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Mr John Moogi Omare
Chief Cultural Officer, Ministry of National Heritage and Culture

Kenya

Interviewed in October 2012 (7.COM_WG)

English
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Ms Dinara Chochunbaeva
Director, Central Asian Crafts Support Association's Resource Centre in Kyrgyzstan (CACSARC-kg)

Kyrgyzstan

Interviewed in October 2012 (7.COM_WG)

English | French
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Ms Dace Melbārde
Director of the State Agency of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

Latvia

Interviewed in June 2012 (4.GA)

English | French
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Ms Emeline Raharimanana
Director of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Madagascar

Interviewed in October 2012 (7.COM_WG)

English | French
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Mr Klessigué Abdoulaye SANOGO
Director, Direction nationale du patrimoine culturel

Mali

Interviewed in November 2011 (6.COM)

English | French | Spanish
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Mr Gowoothum Soobarah
Director of Culture, Ministry of Arts and Culture

Mauritius

Interviewed in October 2012 (7.COM_WG)

English
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Ms Jayshree MUNGUR-MEDHI
Head Technical Unit of the National Heritage Fund

Mauritius

Interviewed in November 2011 (6.COM)

English | French
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Ms Anna Goycoolea
Subdirector in charge of the National Programme for Intangible Cultural Heritage, National Council of Culture and Arts (CONACULTA)

Mexico

Interviewed in June 2012 (4.GA)

English | French | Spanish
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Ms Munkhzul LUVSANJALBUU
Senior Programme Specialist of the Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO

Mongolia

Interviewed in November 2011 (6.COM)

English | French
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Mr Ahmed Skounti
Researcher, National Institute of Archaeology and Heritage

Morocco

Interviewed in October 2012 (7.COM_WG)

English | French
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Mr Adamou DANLADI
Directeur national de la Direction du patrimoine culturel

Niger

Interviewed in November 2011 (6.COM)

English | French | Spanish
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Mr David UGARTE
Directeur régional de culture de Cusco, Ministère de la culture

Peru

Interviewed in November 2011 (6.COM)

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

Republic of Korea

Interviewed in October 2012 (7.COM_WG)

English | French
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Ms Ángeles ALBERT
General Director, Fine Arts and Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture

Spain

Interviewed in November 2011 (6.COM)

English | French | Spanish
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Mr Awadh Ali SALEH
Advisor for International Cultural Cooperation, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage

United Arab Emirates

Interviewed in November 2011 (6.COM)

English | French | Spanish
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Ms Joanne Orr
Chief Executive Officer, Museums Galleries Scotland

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Interviewed in October 2012 (7.COM_WG)

English | French
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Ms Le Thi Minh Ly
Member of the National Council for Cultural Heritage

Viet Nam

Interviewed in November 2011 (6.COM)

English | French | Spanish