Meetings on intangible cultural heritage (co-)organized by UNESCO
9th session of the Intergovernmental Committee24/28-11-2014, Paris (France)
5th session of the General Assembly02/05-06-2014, Paris (France)
Using Natural and Cultural Heritage in Sustainable Development – Synergy for Development24/26-03-2014, Bergen (Norway)
The theme of the international conference 24-26 March in Bergen (Norway) focuses on the UNESCO Conventions on World Heritage (1972), Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003) and Diversity of Cultural Expression (2005).
The overall goal of the conference is, to explore synergies between the three conventions, how they can be utilized to realize their related ambitions and how other UNESCO related instruments, regional and national mechanisms and practices can be fruitfully implement as a whole.
The conference will examine the following questions:
• How can synergies between the conventions and other mechanisms and practices be obtained on the ground – what works in practice?
• What is the role of tangible as well as intangible cultural heritage and cultural expressions in contributing to sustainable development?
Target participants include researchers in cultural and natural heritage and sustainable development, practitioners in management of heritage sites and related instruments on the local level and higher levels. The conference will serve as a platform for exchange of ideas. It will provide:
• researchers with feedback on their findings and ideas for their work,
• local heritage managers with inspiration for new solutions,
• UNESCO and national level heritage managers with ideas for strategic developments,
Community-Based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Tajikistan10/18-03-2014, Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
Elaboration of nomination files to the ICH Lists in Bhutan04/08-03-2014, Paro (Bhutan)
Inventory workshop in Mauritania04/11-03-2014, Aleg (Mauritania)
Workshop on community-based inventorying in Guatemala25-02-2014/04-03-2014, Guatemala (Guatemala)
Elaboration of Nomination Files to the ICH List in Sri Lanka11/15-02-2014, Galle (Sri Lanka)
Training on the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage at the national level in Eastern Cuba11/14-02-2014, Santiago de Cuba (Cuba)
Tunisia: workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level 26-01-2014/01-02-2014, Matmata (Tunisia)
Training on the use of the mechanisms of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Lao PDR20/24-01-2014, Vientiane (Lao People’s Democratic Republic)