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Sunday 23 November: information session on the Committee

19 November 2014 – An information session for States Parties to the Convention, and particularly for new Committee Members, will take place on Sunday 23 November 2014 (3 to 5 p.m.) in Room IV (Fontenoy) to introduce the provisional agenda and timetable and the working methods of the Committee during its ninth session›››
Practices and expressions of joking relationships in Niger

Niger launches a capacity-building programme for the safeguarding of its living heritage

07 November 2014 – A representative of the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Leisure of Niger will open today next Monday 10 November a five-days Training workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, with the participation of the Spanish Technical Bureau of Cooperation in Niger.

Organized together with the National Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums of Niger and the support of UNESCO, the workshop (held in Niamey from 10 to 14 November) is the first of three major training activities of the capacity-building programme implemented in Niger for the safeguarding of its living heritage. ›››

Fieldwork at a bronze-casting workshop, Mandalay

Myanmar begins to experience inventorying of its intangible cultural heritage

05 November 2014 – Myanmar ratified the Convention in May 2014 and now presses on with fundamental steps in the inventorying of its living heritage. A national workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage has assembled various stakeholders including government officials and community practitioners in the Inle Lake region in Southern Shan State, from 27 October to 3 November 2014. The workshop is part of a two-year national project being implemented in Myanmar thanks to a generous contribution from Norway to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund. ›››
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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

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

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

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France
Mr Pierre Bois Artistic advisor, House of World Cultures

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