Assessing long-term effects of capacity building – a new challenge

01 June 2015 – UNESCO has embarked on the establishment of a follow-up and evaluation mechanism for activities carried out under the Convention’s global capacity-building programme. The programme is part of global and national efforts to attain long-term development goals benefitting more than 65 countries to date. While it is considered by many the most important mechanism of the Convention, little is known about its long term effects at country level. How do the participants of training workshops use the knowledge acquired? How do countries build on the policy support provided? How do UNESCO and the donor community know that the programme is effective and on the right track?… ›››

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… ›››

Palestinian Hikaye

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… ›››

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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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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ms Joanne Orr Chief Executive Officer, Museums Galleries Scotland

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Mr Ahmed Skounti Researcher, National Institute of Archaeology and Heritage

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