New intangible cultural heritage nominations received!

25 May 2015 – The ICH Secretariat has received 56 new files by the 31 March deadline: 7 nominations to the Urgent Safeguarding List, 41 to the Representative List, 6 proposals for the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices and 3 financial assistance requests. 61 States have applied, of which four for the first time and ten that have no inscribed element so far.

As in previous cycles, only 50 files will be processed according to the level of priority determined in the Operational Directives. Details on submitting States and the priorities for 2016 cycle can be consulted online… ›››

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Palestine Steering Ahead!

18 May 2015 – On 18 and 19 May 2015 a specialised workshop is being held in Ramallah on the final revision of the draft “Palestinian Law on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.”

The workshop, which is organized by the Palestinian Ministry of Culture and the UNESCO Ramallah Office, will include participants from various ministries, the Palestinian National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, relevant civil society organizations and research institutions… ›››

NGOs: submit your accreditation request by end May!

11 May 2015 – Non-governmental organizations play vital roles in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. At the international level, NGOs having proven competence in safeguarding ICH may be accredited to provide advisory services to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (read more on the criteria for accreditation and advisory functions).

Interested organizations have until 31 May 2015 to submit the accreditation requests which will be examined during the tenth session of the Committee…  ›››

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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

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

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

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Mr Ahmed Skounti Researcher, National Institute of Archaeology and Heritage

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