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 Convention05/06-12-2005, Paris (France)

Music, dance and theatre traditions01-11-2005, Paris (France)

Expert meeting on inventorying Intangible Cultural Heritage17/18-03-2005, Paris (France)

Regional meeting for Caribbean States17/19-02-2005, Roseau (Dominica)

Regional meeting for Arab States05/06-01-2005, Algiers (Algeria)

Regional meeting for Europe and North America13/15-12-2004, Kazan (Russian Federation)

Regional meeting for Eastern and Southern Africa22/24-11-2004, Nairobi (Kenya)

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

Regional meeting for Asia20/22-09-2004, New Delhi (India)

International Conference on Globalization and Intangible Cultural Heritage26/27-07-2004, Tokyo (Japan)

Preparatory Meeting for a Manual on social practices, rituals and festive events08/10-07-2004, Paris (France)

Regional meeting for Latin America and Cuba28/30-06-2004, Paraty (Brazil)

Regional meeting for West and Central Africa07/09-06-2004, Dakar (Senegal)

Expert meeting on museums and Intangible Cultural Heritage05/07-04-2004, Oud-Poelgeest (Netherlands)

Expert meeting on Gender and Intangible Cultural Heritage08/10-12-2003, Paris (France)

UNESCO. General Conference; 32nd session; 200329-09-2003/17-10-2003, Paris (France)

Expert meeting on the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World17/18-09-2003, Paris (France)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 167th session; 200315-09-2003/15-10-2003, Paris (France)

Third session of the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts on the Preliminary Draft Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage02/14-06-2003, Paris (France)

Intersessional Working Group of government experts on the Preliminary Draft Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage22/30-04-2003, Paris (France)

Expert meeting on Safeguarding Endangered Languages10/12-03-2003, Paris (France)

Second session of the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts on the Preliminary Draft Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage24-02-2003/01-03-2003, Paris (France)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 165th session; 200207/17-10-2002, Paris (France)

First session of the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts on the Preliminary Draft Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage23/27-09-2002, Paris (France)

Third Round Table of Ministers of Culture: the intangible cultural heritage, a mirror of cultural diversity16/17-09-2002, Istanbul (Turkey)

Second meeting of the select drafting group of a preliminary international convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage13/15-06-2002, Paris (France)

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

UNESCO. Executive Board; 164th session; 200221/30-05-2002, Paris (France)

First meeting of the select drafting group of a preliminary international convention on intangible cultural heritage20/22-03-2002, Paris (France)

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

UNESCO. General Conference; 31st session; 200115-10-2001/02-11-2001, Paris (France)

Expert meeting on Women, Intangible Heritage and Development25/27-06-2001, Tehran (Iran (Islamic Republic of))

UNESCO. Executive Board; 161st session; 200128-05-2001/13-06-2001, Paris (France)

International Round Table: Intangible Cultural Heritage, Working Definitions14/17-03-2001, Turin (Italy)

http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?meeting_id=00057

In March 2001, an international Round Table of experts was organised at Turin (Italy) for the purposes of drawing up an operational definition of the term “intangible cultural heritage”. UNESCO undertook a series of surveys directed to National Commissions of Member states and IGOs and NGOs, relating to the different terminologies in use and the existing national legislation in the field of intangible cultural heritage.
Drawing on the opinions expressed at the time of the Washington Conference, and on the results of the surveys, the Round Table drafted a new definition of the intangible cultural heritage, as “Peoples’ learned processes along with the knowledge, skills and creativity that inform and are developed by them, the products they create, and the resources, spaces and other aspects of social and natural context necessary to their sustainability; these processes provide living communities with a sense of continuity with previous generations and are important to cultural identity, as well as to the safeguarding of cultural diversity and creativity of humanity”.
Furthermore, the meeting recommended to UNESCO that it prepares a new international normative instrument on the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage, by specifying that certain of the main objectives, such as a) to conserve human creations that may disappear for ever b) offering them recognition at the world level, c) reinforcing identity, d) permitting social cooperation within groups and between groups, e) assuring historical continuity, f) promoting the creative diversity of humanity, g) facilitating access to the fruits of this creativity.

Information documents

  • Agenda: English
  • Annotated agenda: English|French
  • Consultation with Member States on ‘Identification (Inventorying) and Documentation of Folklore’: English-French
  • Consultation with Member States on ‘Legal Protection of Folklore and Administrative Measures’: English-French
  • Definitions in use by various member states: English-French
  • Intangible cultural heritage: perceptions and enactments, by Lourdes Arizpe: English
  • Intangible cultural heritage: working definitions, by Francesco Francioni: English
  • Introduction to the draft preliminary study on the advisability of developing a standard-setting instrument for the protection of intangible cultural heritage, by Janet Blake: English
  • Les composants de l’oralité, par Georges Condominas: English-French
  • List of documents: English
  • List of participants: English-French
  • Notions of intangible cultural heritage: towards a UNESCO working definition, by Manuela Carneiro da Cunha: English
  • Preliminary study into the advisability of developing a standard-setting instrument for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (‘traditional culture and folklore’), by Janet Blake: English
  • Proposed terminology for intangible cultural heritage: toward anthropological and folkloristic common sense in a global era, by Peter Seitel: English
  • Provisional programme for the meeting: English
  • Working definitions in use by intergovernmental organizations: English-French
  • Working definitions in use by non-governmental organizations: English-French
  • Writing and orality, by Juan Goytisolo: Spanish

UNESCO. Executive Board; 160th session; 200009/25-10-2000, Paris (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 Nam01-06-2000, Kunming (China)