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© Andrea Richards, UNESCO 2015

Suriname committed to inventorying its intangible cultural heritage

14 April 2016 – Suriname,

Participants representing Afro-Surinamese, Javanese, Maroons, Chinese, Jewish, Hindustani and Indigenous communities are joining forces to develop a framework for inventorying their living heritage at a five-day workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage taking place at the Surinaamsch Rumhouse from ›››

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©  Adamou Danladi, December 2015

Niger is enhancing its legacy in ICH safeguarding!

9 March 2016 – Niger,

The presentation of the project ‘Capacity-building in Niger for the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage’ will take place next Wednesday, 9 March, at Niamey University in the presence of the Minister of Culture, Arts and ›››

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© Lucas dos Santos Roque, 2015

Angola community-based inventories

7 March 2016 – Angola,

The National Cultural Heritage Institute of Angola (INPC), in cooperation with UNESCO, organizes a workshop on community-based inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The workshop gathers some 25 participants including technical staff from cultural institutions in the country and representatives of the pilot ›››

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31 March: submission deadline is fast approaching!

1 March 2016 –

The deadline is set for 31 March 2016 for the submission of nomination files, proposals on best safeguarding practices and large-scale international assistance requests for the 2017 cycle. The forms can be downloaded from the forms page. The submission may be inspired by a ›››

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Tim Curtis, the new Secretary of the 2003 Convention!

25 February 2016 –

The Intangible Heritage Section has recently welcomed Tim Curtis as its section chief and the third Secretary of the 2003 Convention, following the retirement of Cécile Duvelle at the end of last year. Trained with a PH.D. in cultural anthropology, Tim ›››

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The first heritage legislation in Eritrea!

28 January 2016 – Eritrea,

The UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa and the Ministry of Education celebrated the first Eritrean Cultural and Natural Heritage Legislation at a national ceremony on 28 January 2016. The legislation is aimed at protecting national cultural and natural heritage with particular focus ›››