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)

http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?meeting_id=00082

In the process of elaborating a new international convention for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, it proved essential to draw up a glossary presenting and defining the most frequently used terms relating to intangible cultural heritage, and found in various texts, analysis and documents.

During the international meeting of experts organised by UNESCO in Rio de Janeiro on “Intangible Cultural Heritage: priority domains for an international convention” (Brazil, 22-24 January 2002), experts had underlined the importance and urgency of having such a glossary at disposal. Consequently, it was decided to convene at UNESCO headquarters, in June 2002, a meeting of experts in order to establish the definitions of those terms.

In view of this, and following the request made by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section, the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO proposed, as a national contribution to the debates, a set of draft definitions of a certain number of terms relating to intangible cultural heritage. Therefore, the Netherlands National Commission formed a group of experts, who met several times so as to elaborate a draft glossary.

Finally, an group of international experts met at UNESCO from 10 to 12 June 2002, examined the draft glossary drawn up by the Dutch experts and finalised a glossary.

Working documents

  • List of documents
    TER/CH/2002/WD/1: English|French
  • Draft agenda
    TER/CH/2002/WD/2: English|French
  • Provisional list of participants
    TER/CH/2002/WD/3: English-French
  • Draft glossary proposed by a group of Dutch experts convened by the bureau of the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO
    TER/CH/2002/WD/4: English|French

Information documents

  • Definitions of “intangible cultural heritage” in use by various Member States
    TER/CH/2002/INF/1: English-French
  • Working definitions of “intangible cultural heritage” in use by intergovernmental organizations
    TER/CH/2002/INF/2: English-French
  • Working definitions of “intangible cultural heritage” in use by non-governmental organizations
    TER/CH/2002/INF/3: English-French
  • Defining the Scope of the Term “Intangible Cultural Heritage”, by Peter Seitel
    TER/CH/2002/INF/4: English|French
  • Various definitions contained in official UNESCO documents
    TER/CH/2002/INF/5: English|French
  • Glossary of World Heritage Terms – A Glossary of Terms relating to the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention
    TER/CH/2002/INF/6: English
  • Developing a New Standard-setting Instrument for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage: Elements for Consideration
    TER/CH/2002/INF/7: English|French
  • Speech delivered by the Assistant Director-General for Culture at the opening session
    TER/CH/2002/INF/8: English in preparation|French in preparation

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)

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)