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07 April 2014 - Increasing involvement of communities in inventorying intangible cultural heritage in Latin America

Fieldwork with Maya-Pocomam craftswomen of Chinautla, Guatemala

Guatemala and the Dominican Republic benefitted in March from intensive training in drawing up inventories of intangible cultural heritage with the participation of the communities that practise and experience it. The Guatemala training focussed on the traditional knowledge of ceramic crafts practised by indigenous Maya-Pocomam women in the town of Chinautla, 10 km from Guatemala City, and the Dominican Republic activities highlighted the improvised couplet songs of the Chuineros, the rural villagers of Baní, in the southern province of Peravia.

03 December 2013 - Two new elements inscribed on the Urgent Safeguarding List

11 April 2013 - Guatemala lays the foundation for effective and sustainable implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

20 March 2013 - Central America: capacity-building programme for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage kicked-off

20 September 2012 - A new momentum for living heritage in Central American countries