Republic of Korea Funds-in-Trust

The Republic of Korea has been a faithful supporter of UNESCO’s activities in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage, providing substantial support in the 1990s to the development and dissemination of “Living Human Treasures” systems in a number of countries. The Arirang Prize for intangible heritage was awarded to six of the elements proclaimed Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity between 2001 and 2005, and will be reinstated soon as a prize to recognize outstanding contributions to the safeguarding of intangible heritage. The Republic of Korea has also established several Funds-in-Trust to support specific safeguarding activities:

4 element(s)

Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Cultural Tourism: Opportunities and Challenges11/13-12-2007, Hue (Viet Nam)

Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage through the Strengthening of National Capacities in Lao PDR11-2011/06-2014, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Establishment of a Living Human Treasures system in the Kingdom of Cambodia06-2005/12-2008, Cambodia

Establishment of a National Living Human Treasures system in Fiji06-2005/10-2008, Fiji