Meetings on intangible cultural heritage (co-)organized by UNESCO



36 element(s)

Expert meeting on criteria for inscription on the lists established by the 2003 Convention
05/06-12-2005Paris (France)

Music, dance and theatre traditions
01-11-2005Paris (France)

Expert meeting on inventorying Intangible Cultural Heritage
17/18-03-2005Paris (France)

Regional meeting for Caribbean States
17/19-02-2005Roseau (Dominica)

Regional meeting for Arab States
05/06-01-2005Algiers (Algeria)

Regional meeting for Europe and North America
13/15-12-2004Kazan (Russian Federation)

Regional meeting for Eastern and Southern Africa
22/24-11-2004Nairobi (Kenya)

International Conference on « The Safeguarding of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Towards an Integrated Approach »
20/23-10-2004Nara (Japan)

Regional meeting for Asia
20/22-09-2004New Delhi (India)

International Conference on Globalization and Intangible Cultural Heritage
26/27-07-2004Tokyo (Japan)

Preparatory Meeting for a Manual on social practices, rituals and festive events
08/10-07-2004Paris (France)

Regional meeting for Latin America and Cuba
28/30-06-2004Paraty (Brazil)

Regional meeting for West and Central Africa
07/09-06-2004Dakar (Senegal)

Expert meeting on museums and Intangible Cultural Heritage
05/07-04-2004Oud-Poelgeest (Netherlands)

Expert meeting on Gender and Intangible Cultural Heritage
08/10-12-2003Paris (France)

UNESCO. General Conference; 32nd session; 2003
29-09-2003/17-10-2003Paris (France)

Expert meeting on the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World
17/18-09-2003Paris (France)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 167th session; 2003
15-09-2003/15-10-2003Paris (France)

Third session of the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts on the Preliminary Draft Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
02/14-06-2003Paris (France)

Intersessional Working Group of government experts on the Preliminary Draft Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
22/30-04-2003Paris (France)

http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/en/events/intersessional-working-group-of-government-experts-on-the-preliminary-draft-convention-for-the-safeguarding-of-the-intangible-cultural-heritage-00050

The Intersessional Working Group met at UNESCO Headquarters from 22 to 30 April 2003 and considered the articles concerning

  1. the nature, composition and functions of the Committee;
  2. the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and the list of treasures of the world intangible cultural heritage;
  3. finance and the creation of a fund for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage;
  4. the form and content of international assistance; and lastly
  5. the Convention’s general provisions.

The Preamble, the Annex and the Final Provisions could not be examined, due to lack of time; but more than 26 Articles were considered, and the results of this work were presented in a consolidated text, the Preliminary Draft, which was adopted by consensus and served as a basis for discussion at the third session in June 2003.

The Intersessional Working Group, as an informal body, did not have an official set of working documents created expressly for its meeting. Members were provided with relevant working documents of the previous sessions of the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts, as follows:

  • CLT-2003/CONF.203/3 Rev - Compilation of amendments from Member States concerning the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (English|French)
  • CLT-2003/CONF.205/5 - Compilation of general comments from Member States concerning the preliminary draft Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (English|French)
  • CLT-2003/CONF.205/6 – Report of the Secretariat on the second session of the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts, notably Annex I (English|French)

Unofficial working documents (below) included an informal agenda (English-French), and two documents reflecting the results of the second session of the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts. Please note that these documents were erroneously assigned code numbers that were later used for different documents during the third session of the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts, q.v.

  • CLT-2003/CONF.206/1 - Semi-consolidated draft of the Convention (English|French)
  • CLT-2003/CONF.206/2 - Compilation of amendments from Member States submitted during the second session of the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts on the Preliminary-Draft Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (English|French)

The meeting of the working group resulted in a report from its Rapporteur, Mr Constantin Economides, which later served as a working document of the third session of the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts, and which includes a list of participants:

Expert meeting on Safeguarding Endangered Languages
10/12-03-2003Paris (France)

Second session of the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts on the Preliminary Draft Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
24-02-2003/01-03-2003Paris (France)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 165th session; 2002
07/17-10-2002Paris (France)

First session of the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts on the Preliminary Draft Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
23/27-09-2002Paris (France)

Third Round Table of Ministers of Culture: the intangible cultural heritage, a mirror of cultural diversity
16/17-09-2002Istanbul (Turkey)

Second meeting of the select drafting group of a preliminary international convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage
13/15-06-2002Paris (France)

Expert meeting on “Intangible Cultural Heritage - Establishment of a Glossary”
10/12-06-2002Paris (France)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 164th session; 2002
21/30-05-2002Paris (France)

First meeting of the select drafting group of a preliminary international convention on intangible cultural heritage
20/22-03-2002Paris (France)

Expert meeting on “Intangible Cultural Heritage: Priority Domains for an International Convention”
22/24-01-2002Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

UNESCO. General Conference; 31st session; 2001
15-10-2001/02-11-2001Paris (France)

Expert meeting on Women, Intangible Heritage and Development
25/27-06-2001Tehran (Iran (Islamic Republic of))

UNESCO. Executive Board; 161st session; 2001
28-05-2001/13-06-2001Paris (France)

International Round Table: Intangible Cultural Heritage, Working Definitions
14/17-03-2001Turin (Italy)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 160th session; 2000
09/25-10-2000Paris (France)

Regional Workshop on the Transmission of the Traditional Technique of Costume-making of the Miao/Hmong People Living in China, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam
01-06-2000Kunming (China)