Opening of the eighth session of the Intangible Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan
- Opening ceremony of the eighth session of the Committee
Hosting over 800 delegates from 100 countries, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage welcomed the significant progress made in the implementation of the Convention, in particular the measures taken by States Parties to safeguard intangible heritage present on their territory. The Committee also welcomed the overall strategy for capacity building set up by UNESCO to support states and communities in their efforts to safeguard and thanked the generous donors who have helped to establish many of the programs worldwide.
The Committee also discussed in depth the findings of the recent evaluation of the impact of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Tomorrow, the Committee will consider the periodic reports of States parties on their implementation of the Convention and on the state of elements inscribed on the Representative List. Then it will begin its examination of nominations for inscription on the Urgent Safeguarding List. Follow the meeting live:
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- 02/07-12-2013, Baku (Azerbaijan): 8th session of the Intergovernmental Committee