Ifa divination system

Nigeria: Towards safeguarding of intangible heritage

23 January 2015 – Thanks to the financial assistance of Japan, the national authorities of Nigeria will be accompanied by UNESCO during the period of three years in order to create an effective institutional and legal environment for the safeguarding of rich intangible cultural heritage that exist in this country. The project will also allow the strengthening of national capacities required for preparing inventories and for elaborating nomination files for inscription on the Lists of the 2003 Convention.

The project was officially launched in Abuja on 22 January 2015, bringing together community representatives, governmental and non-governmental experts as well as representatives of line ministries.

Wooden movable-type printing of China

Training of trainers workshop on safeguarding in Asia-Pacific

15 January 2015 – What are the knowledge and skills required to elaborate safeguarding plans for intangible cultural heritage effectively? How to acquire these competencies successfully? These questions are at the centre of a training workshop (19 to 23 January 2015 - Shenzhen, China) with eleven expert facilitators and ten UNESCO culture officers involved in implementing the global capacity-building strategy for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in the Asia Pacific region. ›››

15 January reporting deadline for 97 accredited NGOs

06 January 2015 – The deadline approaches (15 January 2015) for the first 97 non-governmental organizations accredited to provide advisory services to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage to submit their reports on the contribution and the commitment of the organization and their relations with the Committee. These first 97 NGOs were accredited in 2010, during the third session of the General Assembly. ›››
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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

Ms Christine Merkel Head of the Division of Culture, German Commission for UNESCO

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Mr Pierre Bois Artistic advisor, House of World Cultures

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

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