Raising awareness about the importance of intangible cultural heritage (point 6 on the agenda)

At its 3rd session (Istanbul, Turkey, from 4 to 8 November 2008), the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage had an extensive discussion on the visibility of intangible heritage, which is considered a central aspect for safeguarding intangible heritage.

The Committee suggested that the scope of these draft directives should be enlarged to encompass all aspects related to raising awareness about intangible heritage and the Convention at the national and international levels (refer to the annex 2 of the questionnaire), and requested the Secretariat to consult States Parties further on this issue and to prepare a new working document for the 4th session of the Committee.

Submissions should be sent by using preferably the questionnaire (English|French), in one of the working languages of the Committee (English or French), by email to Mr. Fernando Brugman (f.brugman@unesco.org), with a copy to Ms Monique Cissé (m.cisse@unesco.org), no later than 15 May 2009.

Received comments are:

  • Association “Musa – Musiche, Canti e Danze tradizionali delle Quattro Province” (Italy): English
  • Association Cont’Act pour l’Education et les Cultures (Morocco): French
  • Association for the Study of Local History in Flanders - Heemkunde Vlaanderen vzw (Belgium): English
  • Association Nationale Cultures et Traditions (France): French
  • Centre des Musiques et Danses Traditionnelles et Populaires de Guadeloupe (France): French
  • Centro de Estudios Borjanos de la Institución “Fernando el Católico” (Spain): English|Spanish
  • Centro UNESCO de Cataluña (Spain): French
  • Centro UNESCO de Melilla (Spain): Spanish
  • Centro UNESCO de Navarra (Spain): French
  • Centro UNESCO de San Sebastián (Spain): English
  • Chambre des Beaux arts de Méditerranée (France): English
  • Comité Colbert (France): French
  • Conservatorio de la Cultura Gastronomica de México (Mexico): French
  • Dastum (France): French
  • Directorate General for Cultural Values, Arts and Film (Indonesia): English
  • Federation of Flemish Historical Guilds (Belgium): English
  • French Community of Belgium (Belgium): French
  • French National Commission for UNESCO (France): French
  • Goa Heritage Action Group (India): English
  • Government of Japan (Japan): English
  • Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO (Hungary): English
  • Institute for Museums and Conservation (Portugal): English
  • Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico): English
  • Instituto Nacional de Cultura (Peru): English
  • International Council for Traditional Music: English
  • International Council of Museums - ICOM: English
  • International Council of Organizations for Folklore Festivals and Folk Art - CIOFF (Bulgaria): English
  • International Social Science Council - ISSC: English
  • Madhukali (India): English
  • Mediterranean Diet Foundation (Spain): English
  • Ministry of Community Development, Youth, Sports and Culture (Seychelles): English
  • Ministry of Culture (China): English
  • Ministry of Culture (Colombia): French
  • Ministry of Culture (Croatia): English
  • Ministry of Culture (Greece): French
  • Ministry of Culture (Latvia): English
  • Ministry of Culture (Lithuania): English
  • Ministry of Culture (Norway): English
  • Ministry of Culture (Pakistan): English
  • Ministry of Culture (Slovakia): English
  • Ministry of Culture (Spain): English
  • Ministry of Culture (Sudan): English
  • Ministry of Culture (Syrian Arab Republic): English
  • Ministry of Culture and Tourism (Turkey): English
  • Ministry of Culture and Tourism (Ukraine): English
  • Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Viet Nam): English
  • Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Communication (Burkina Faso): French
  • Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO (Mongolia): English
  • National Council of Cultural Heritage (Cuba): English
  • National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage - IPHAN (Brazil): English
  • Norwegian Council for Traditional Music and Dance (Norway): English
  • Norwegian Crafts Development (Norway): English
  • PROMETRA International (Senegal): French
  • Representative of Jordan in the IGC (Jordan): English
  • Società Italiana per la Museografia ed i Beni DemoEtnoAntropologici (Italia): English
  • Tamilnadu Rural Arts Development Centre (India): English
  • University of Cyprus (Cyprus): English
  • World Martial Arts Union (Republic of Korea): English