Presentation of the Quiná in the Community of Ribeira Afonso in Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe launches pilot project for community-based inventorying in Boa Morte

06 April 2015 – As the first of the five Portuguese speaking African countries (PALOP) to have ratified the Convention, in 2006, Sao Tomé and Principe has launched a workshop on the development of community based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage.

From 30 March to 10 April 2015, 25 participants - members of different communities, Government staff and technicians, as well as representatives of NGOs and scientists – are working on identifying, assessing, and recording necessary information in alignment with the Convention’s principles in a pilot inventory for the Boa Morte community, on Sao Tomé.  ›››

Albania well equipped to tailor its efforts in safeguarding living heritage

30 March 2015 – How can Albania effectively implement the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and benefit from its different provisions? These and many other questions have been recently addressed by a UNESCO Needs Assessment Mission supported by the Italian government, in close cooperation with the Albanian Ministry of Culture.

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Irrigators’ tribunals of the Spanish Mediterranean coast: the Council of Wise Men of the plain of Murcia and the Water Tribunal of the plain of Valencia

Towards codes of ethics for intangible cultural heritage?

23 March 2015 – What are the core values and ethical principles – drawn from the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage – that ought to guide all safeguarding efforts, whether undertaken by States, communities, civil society or the private sector? How can those core values and principles be integrated into one or more model codes of ethics that could orient the work of different actors, in different contexts? And how can a model code be translated effectively into concrete, practical tools that could be used in the day-to-day work of safeguarding? Those are some of the questions that will be addressed during an expert meeting organized by UNESCO and the Government of the Kingdom of Spain in Valencia, Spain, from 30 March to 1 April 2015. ›››
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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

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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Mr Pierre Bois Artistic advisor, House of World Cultures

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

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