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



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UNESCO. Executive Board; 157th session; 1999
05-10-1999/15-11-1999Paris (France)

International Symposium on the Role of Women in the Transmission of Intangible Cultural Heritage
27/30-09-1999Tehran (Iran (Islamic Republic of))

International Conference ‘A Global Assessment of the 1989 Recommendation on the Safeguarding of Traditional Culture and Folklore: Local Empowerment and International Cooperation’
23/30-06-1999Washington (United States of America)

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Since the adoption of UNESCO’s Recommendations on the Safeguarding of Traditional Culture and Folklore in 1989 and the launching of the Safeguarding and Promoting of Intangible Cultural Heritage Programme in 1993 much has changed in the worldwide political, economic, social and cultural landscapes. In addition, the emergence of new technologies can have an adverse effect, which challenges the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, and alternatively, more positive influences facilitating preservation, revitalization and transmission. Despite the progress of UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage Programme, many issues and questions have arisen in relation to the situation of this heritage. In response, UNESCO has organized eight regional seminars of assessment for the application of the Recommendation from 1995 to 1999. On the basis of the results of these regional seminars, the International Conference was organized by UNESCO in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution with the purpose of reviewing the protection of intangible cultural heritage at the end of the twentieth century, assessing the relevance of UNESCO’s 1989 Recommendation to the current situation and developing fresh orientations for UNESCO’s programme in this new world context.

The Action Plan at the conference highlights the concerns of thirty-four participants from twenty-seven countries and those of forty observers. While pursuing efforts in the field of safeguarding and promoting intangible cultural heritage, UNESCO’s programme must respond to Member States’ concerns regarding the continual emergence of relevant and diverse factors, including gender transformation, access to new technologies, bio-ethics, management of natural resources, cultural diversity and globalization. The following concrete recommendations were made within the Action Plan addressed to UNESCO:

  • Development of adequate international legal instruments to reinforce the protection of intangible cultural heritage;
  • Implementation of actions orientated towards practitioners with the active participation of local communities for safeguarding their own culture;
  • Establishment of an international and interdisciplinary network of experts to assist Member States in developing concrete programmes to safeguard, promote, transmit and revitalize intangible cultural heritage.

UNESCO/Japan Funds-in-Trust ($69,942); the Smithsonian Institution ($60,000); US State Dept. ($30,000); National Endowment ($10,000)

WIPO-UNESCO Regional Consultation on the Protection of Expressions of Folklore for Latin America and the Caribbean
14/16-06-1999Quito (Ecuador)

WIPO-UNESCO Regional Consultation on the Protection of Expressions of Folklore for Arab Countries
25/27-05-1999Tunis (Tunisia)

Regional Seminar on the application of the 1989 Recommendation - Beirut
01-05-1999Beirut (Lebanon)

WIPO-UNESCO Regional Consultation on the Protection of Expressions of Folklore for Countries of Asia and the Pacific
21/23-04-1999Hanoi (Viet Nam)

WIPO-UNESCO African Regional Consultation on the Protection of Expressions of Folklore
23-03-1999Pretoria (South Africa)

Regional Seminar on the application of the 1989 Recommendation - Noumea
01-02-1999Noumea (New Caledonia (France))

Regional Seminar on the application of the 1989 Recommendation - Accra
01-01-1999Accra (Ghana)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 155th session; 1998
19-10-1998/06-11-1998Paris (France)

Regional Seminar on the application of the 1989 Recommendation - Tashkent
01-10-1998Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

Regional Seminar on the application of the 1989 Recommendation - Joensuu
01-09-1998Joensuu (Finland)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 154th session; 1998
27-04-1998/07-05-1998Paris (France)

Regional Seminar on the application of the 1989 Recommendation - Tokyo
01-02-1998Tokyo (Japan)

Workshop on Safeguarding and Promotion of the Traditional Techniques of Bamboo in Modern Life
17/19-12-1997Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam)

UNESCO. General Conference; 29th; 1997
21-10-1997/12-11-1997Paris (France)

Regional Seminar on the application of the 1989 Recommendation- Mexico City
01-09-1997Mexico City (Mexico)

UNESCO/WIPO World Forum on the Protection of Folklore, Phuket, Thailand, April 8 to 10, 1997
08/10-04-1997Phuket (Thailand)

Intergovernmental Conference on Language Policies in Africa
17/21-03-1997Harare (Zimbabwe)

Regional Workshop on East Asian Lacquerware
14/21-02-1997Yangoon (Myanmar)

Expert Meeting for the Safeguarding and Promoting of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Minority Groups of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
07/11-10-1996Vientiane (Lao People’s Democratic Republic)

Regional Seminar on the application of the 1989 Recommendation- Strá nice
01-06-1995Stráznice (Czech Republic)

International Conference on the Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region
01-01-1995Tokyo (Japan)

Expert Meeting for the Safeguarding and Promoting the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Minority Groups in Viet Nam
15/17-06-1994Hanoi (Viet Nam)

Expert Meeting for the Safeguarding and Promoting of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Region of Hué
21/24-03-1994Hué (Viet Nam)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 142nd session; 1994
11-10-1993/15-11-1993Paris (France)

International Consultation on New Perspectives for UNESCO’s Programme : The Intangible Cultural Heritage
16/17-06-1993Paris (France)

UNESCO. General Conference; 26th session; 1991
15-10-1991/07-11-1991Paris (France)

UNESCO. General Conference; 25th session; 1989
17-10-1989/16-11-1989Paris (France)

Special Committee of Governmental Experts to Prepare a Draft Recommendation on the Safeguarding of Folklore; Paris; 1989
24/28-04-1989Paris (France)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 130th session; 1988
13-10-1988/09-11-1988Paris (France)

UNESCO. General Conference; 24th session; 1987
20-10-1987/20-11-1987Paris (France)

Meeting of the Working Group for the Preparation of a Plan of Action for Safeguarding the Non-physical Heritage; Paris; 1987
05/08-10-1987Paris (France)

Intergovernmental Copyright Committee; 7th session; Geneva; 1987
22/30-06-1987Geneva (Switzerland)

Special Committee of Technical and Legal Experts on the Safeguarding of Folklore
01/05-06-1987Paris (France)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 124th session; 1986
07/23-05-1986Paris (France)

UNESCO. General Conference; 23rd session ; Sofia; 1985
08-10-1985/09-11-1985Sofia (Bulgaria)

Intergovernmental Committee of the Universal Copyright Convention as Revised at Paris on 24 July 1971; 6th session; Paris; 1985
17/25-06-1985Paris (France)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 121st session; 1985
09-05-1985/21-06-1985Paris (France)

Committee of Governmental Experts on the Safeguarding of Folklore; 2nd; Paris; 1985
14/18-01-1985Paris (France)

Group of experts on the international protection of expressions of folklore by intellectual property
10/14-12-1984Paris (France)

Meeting of experts to draw up a future programme concerning the non-physical heritage
28/30-11-1984Paris (France)

Regional Committee of Experts on Means of Implementation in the Arab States of Model Provisions on Intellectual Property Aspects of Protection of Expressions of Folklore
08/10-10-1984Doha (Qatar)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 119th session; 1984
09/24-05-1984Paris (France)

Intergovernmental Committee of the Universal Copyright Convention as Revised at Paris on 24 July 1971; 5th session; Geneva; 1983. International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. Executive Committee; 22nd session; Paris; 1983
12/16-12-1983Geneva (Switzerland)

UNESCO. General Conference; 22nd session; 1983
25-10-1983/26-11-1983Paris (France)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 116th session; 1983
25-05-1983/29-06-1983Paris (France)

Regional committee of experts on means of implementation in Africa of model provisions on intellectual property aspects of protection of expressions of folklore
23/25-02-1983Dakar (Senegal)

Regional committee of experts on means of implementation in Asia of model provisions on intellectual property aspects of protection of expressions of folklore
31-01-1983/02-02-1983New Delhi (India)

Committee of Governmental Experts on the intellectual property aspects of the protection of expressions of Folklore
28-06-1982/02-07-1982Geneva (Switzerland)

Committee of Governmental Experts on the Safeguarding of Folklore
22/26-02-1982Paris (France)

International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. Executive Committee; 19th session; Geneva; 1981. Intergovernmental Committee of the Universal Copyright Convention as Revised at Paris on 24 July 1971; 4th session; Geneva; 1981
30-11-1981/07-12-1981Geneva (Switzerland)

Committee of experts on the modalities of applying the model provisions for national laws on the “Intellectual Property” aspects of the protection of the expressions of folklore and traditional folk culture in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean
14/16-10-1981Bogota (Colombia)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 113th session; 1981
15-09-1981/02-10-1981Paris (France)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 112th session; 1981
13/27-05-1981Paris (France)

Working Group on the Intellectual Property Aspects of Folklore Protection; 2nd meeting; Paris; 1981
09/13-02-1981Paris (France)

UNESCO. General Conference; 21st; Belgrade; 1980
23-09-1980/28-10-1980Belgrade (Serbia)

Working Group on the Intellectual Property Aspects of Folklore Protection, Geneva, 7-9 January 1980
07/09-01-1980Geneva (Switzerland)

Intergovernmental Committee of the Universal Copyright Convention as Revised at Paris on 24 July 1971; 3rd session, 1st pt; Geneva; 1979; International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. Executive Committee; 5th extraordinary session; Geneva; 1979
05/09-02-1979Geneva (Switzerland)

Intergovernmental Committee of the Universal Copyright Convention as Revised at Paris on 24 July 1971; 2nd session; Paris; 1977; International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. Executive Committee; 4th extraordinary session; Paris; 1977
28-11-1977/06-12-1977Paris (France)

Committee of Experts on the Legal Protection of Folklore
11/15-07-1977Tunis (Tunisia)

Intergovernmental Committee of the Universal Copyright Convention as Revised at Paris on 24 July 1971; 1st extraordinary session; Geneva; 1975
10/16-12-1975Geneva (Switzerland)

Intergovernmental Copyright Committee; 12th session; Paris; 1973
05/11-12-1973Paris (France)