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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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Progress in implementing an eight-country capacity-building project in the Arab States and Africa

04 May 2015 – Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Madagascar, Palestine, South Sudan and Sudan have successfully completed needs assessments in the field of intangible cultural heritage. Through onsite national consultations, each of these countries identified opportunities and gaps in the institutional and professional environment … ›››
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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

Mauritius
Mr Gowoothum Soobarah Director of Culture, Ministry of Arts and Culture

English

Jordan
Mr Hani Hayajneh Professor at Yarmouk University

English | French

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

English | French

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