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Parade for la Misa marina, Machalilla 2011

Collective steps in inventorying and safeguarding living heritage in Ecuador

22 June 2015 – Following the signing of the Plan of Operations between UNESCO and the National Institute of Cultural Heritage of Ecuador (INPC) a few months ago, representatives of bearer communities, municipalities, as well as governmental and non-governmental experts, have fully mobilised to launch another significant step in the safeguarding of their living heritage.

Aiming to develop an inventory of intangible heritage in the Ecuadorian province of Manabi, representatives will come together for a workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage in the city of Portoviejo from 24 to 29 June 2015… ›››

Cantù-style lace making

Cross-border cooperation for the safeguarding of intangible heritage in Italy and Switzerland

15 June 2015 – From 8 to 12 June, the Lombardy region (Italy) and the canton of Graubünden (Switzerland) hosted a training workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Tirano (province of Sondrio, Italy) and Poschiavo (Switzerland), demonstrating the increasing awareness in Europe of the need for capacity-building to better safeguard living heritage…

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Malaxage de la pâte issue de la mouture des amandons d’argan dont seules les femmes arganières detiennent les savoirs et les savoir- faire.

Morocco is perfecting its knowledge in international mechanisms for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage

08 June 2015 – Morocco is perfecting its knowledge in international mechanisms for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage

Having already received two training workshops on the implementation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention at national level and on participatory inventories, Morocco hosted a workshop … ›››

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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

Mauritius
Mr Gowoothum Soobarah Director of Culture, Ministry of Arts and Culture

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Germany
Ms Christine Merkel Head of the Division of Culture, German Commission for UNESCO

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Republic of Korea
Mr Samuel Lee Director of the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP)

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