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Committee’s ninth session approaches

29 October 2014 – Documents are online, registration is open, and preparations are in full swing for the ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 24 to 28 November 2014).

An information and exchange session for States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will take place on Monday 3 November 2014 (3 to 5 p.m.) in Room II (Fontenoy) to introduce the provisional agenda and timetable, as well as provide practical information concerning the ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee. ›››

Review launched of NGOs accredited to provide advisory services to the Committee

23 October 2014 – The process of review is underway for 97 non-governmental organizations accredited to provide advisory services to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Every four years following accreditation of a NGO, the Committee reviews the contribution and the commitment of the organization and its relations with it, taking into account the perspective of the NGO concerned (Paragraph 94 of the Operational Directives). The first 97 NGOs to be reviewed were accredited by the third session of the General Assembly in 2010. ›››

Traditional dance in Chinhambudzi, Manica, Central Mozambique

Mozambique to develop a national strategy for the safeguarding of its living heritage

17 October 2014 – Following eight months of conducting a pilot inventory in the Province of Manica in Central Mozambique, the national institute for socio-cultural research, Arquivo do Património Cultural (ARPAC), in cooperation with UNESCO is organizing a closing workshop from 27 to 31 October 2014. The workshop in Manica and Maputo will highlight how inventories of intangible cultural heritage are a key step for further safeguarding measures. ›››
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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

Belgium
Mr Marc Jacobs Director of the Flemish Interface for Cultural Heritage (FARO)

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Kyrgyzstan
Ms Dinara Chochunbaeva Director, Central Asian Crafts Support Association’s Resource Centre in Kyrgyzstan (CACSARC-kg)

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France
Mr Pierre Bois Artistic advisor, House of World Cultures

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