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)

http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?meeting_id=00056

At this time the experts confirmed the definition adopted in Turin, while recommending that further consultation take place on questions of terminology. Further, the experts were of the opinion that a policy of safeguarding and promotion of the intangible cultural heritage at the international level should include a dual approach, based both on internal criteria of evaluation (value of the heritage for the identity of a social group), and on external criteria (such as respect for universally recognised human rights, or aptitude to stimulate intercultural dialogue).

  • Address by Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO (English|French)
  • Final report (English)

Working documents

  • List of documents
    RIO/ITH/2002/WD/1: English|French
  • Provisional agenda
    RIO/ITH/2002/WD/2: English|French
  • Annotated agenda
    RIO/ITH/2002/WD/3: English|French
  • Provisional programme
    RIO/ITH/2002/WD/4: English|French
  • Provisional list of participants
    RIO/ITH/2002/WD/5: English
  • Comparative table of priority domains covered by regional and international intergovernmental organizations
    RIO/ITH/2002/WD/6: English|French
  • Impacts of the first Proclamation of the nineteen masterpieces proclaimed oral and intangible heritage of humanity – critical analysis
    RIO/ITH/2002/WD/7: English|French
  • Defining the Scope of the Term “Intangible Cultural Heritage”, by Peter Seitel
    RIO/ITH/2002/WD/8: English|French
  • Priority domains selected for the Proclamation in the field of intangible cultural heritage and suggestions for a future international convention (A report on the Elche meeting of the Proclamation), by Ralph Regenvanu
    RIO/ITH/2002/WD/9: English
  • Draft Action Plan
    RIO/ITH/2002/WD/10: English|French
  • Statement of Her Excellency Mrs A. Bennani, Ambassador of Morocco to Unesco
    RIO/ITH/2002/WD/11: English|French

Information documents

  • Document 31 C/43: preparation of a new international standard-setting instrument for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/1 pt. 1: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Chinese|Arabic
  • Resolution adopted by the General Conference at its 31st session (31 C/Resolution 30)
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/1 pt. 2: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Chinese|Arabic
  • UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/2: Multilingual
  • A Global Assessment of the 1989 Recommendation on the Safeguarding of Traditional Culture and Folklore: Local Empowerment and International Co-operation, Washington D.C., June 1999. Final report
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/3: English|French
  • Developing a New Standard-setting Instrument for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage: Elements for Consideration
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/4: English|French
  • International Round Table on “Intangible Cultural Heritage: Working Definitions”, Turin, 14-17 March 2001. Final Report
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/5: English|French
  • International Jury for the Proclamation by UNESCO of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, Extraordinary Meeting, Elche, 21-23 September 2001. Final report
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/6: English|French
  • Chronological table of past activities for normative action and the Proclamation of masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity programme
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/7: English|French
  • Chronological table of future activities for normative action and the Proclamation of masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity programme
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/8: English|French
  • Rules of procedure concerning recommendations to Member States and international conventions covered by the terms of Article IV, paragraph 4 of the Constitution (abstract of UNESCO basic texts)
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/9: English in preparation|French in preparation
  • Brochure of the First Proclamation of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/10: English|French
  • Guide for the Presentation of Candidatures Files for the Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, and 1989 Recommendation for the Safeguarding of Traditional Culture and Folklore (annex III)
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/11: English|French
  • Definitions of “intangible cultural heritage” in use by various Member States
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/12: English-French
  • Working definitions of “intangible cultural heritage” in use by intergovernmental organizations
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/13: English-French
  • Working definitions of “intangible cultural heritage” in use by non-governmental organizations
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/14: English-French
  • Brazilian Decree N. 3.551 (4 August 2000) instituting the registry of cultural assets of an intangible nature
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/15: English|Spanish
  • 1972 Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/16: Multilingual
  • Operational guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention
    RIO/ITH/2002/INF/17: English|French

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)

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)