27 January 2012 - US$1.02 million project launched in Asia and the Pacific

Sbek Thom, Khmer shadow theatre

Good news for communities in Asia and the Pacific who wish to keep their intangible heritage alive! UNESCO, with the generous support of Japan, will be working hand in hand with governments, civil societies and communities to ensure that safeguarding efforts in eight countries of the region (Bhutan, Cambodia, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sri Lanka and Timor Leste) are supported and sustained.

With time running as the enormous reservoir of cultural practices, knowledge systems and rituals across the region is increasingly threatened,