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Cérémonies d’investiture des sages “Bashingantahe” de Bujumbura
28 November 2014 – The 9th annual session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage ended today in UNESCO Headquarters with the election of H.E. Ms Trudie Amulungu (Namibia) as chair of the next session. The 10th session will take place in Namibia, from 30 November to 4 December 2015.

Receiving more than 1070 delegates from 138 countries, the Intergovernmental Committee welcomed the significant progress made in the implementation of the Convention, as well as expressed … ›››

Yeonpungdae Dance by Female Nongak Troupe of Gurye - Yeonpungdae Dance features three overlapping circles, created by rotating dancers, their twirling sangmo hats and the big circle formed by entire dancers.

Sixteen new elements inscribed on the Representative List

27 November 2014 – The ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage today inscribed sixteen new elements on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Representative List serves to raise awareness of intangible heritage and provide … ›››
Capoeira circle

Eighteen new elements inscribed on the Representative List

26 November 2014 – The ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage today inscribed eighteen new elements on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Representative List serves to raise awareness of intangible heritage and … ›››
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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

Jordan
Mr Hani Hayajneh Professor at Yarmouk University

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Republic of Korea
Mr Samuel Lee Director of the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP)

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Djibouti
Mr Idriss Moussa Ahmed Director of Culture and Heritage, Ministry of Culture and Communication Djibouti

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