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Ponum dance performance in Sint Marteen

Project launch: safeguarding living heritage in Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean islands

08 September 2014 – Community representatives, non-governmental and governmental experts in Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten) are joining efforts to implement a strategy for the safeguarding of their living heritage.

A two-year project is officially launched at the first joint training in Phillipsburg from 8 to 12 September 2014, bringing together representatives from across the six islands. ›››

Evaluator(s) needed for the assessment of the International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region

27 August 2014 – UNESCO is seeking expressions of interest from one or more evaluators who could assess the performance of the International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (IRCI - Japan) with respect to its objectives and functions and its contribution to UNESCO’s strategic programme objectives and programme priorities and themes. The evaluator(s) will provide UNESCO with a review report presenting findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Complete call for expressions of interest: English
Deadline: 10 September 2014 ›››

How to provide policy advice effectively?

25 June 2014 – What can we learn from other programmes and organizations to refine UNESCO’s approach to policy advice in the field of intangible cultural heritage? How can synergies can be created with the policy work undertaken under the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions … ›››
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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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Belgium
Mr Marc Jacobs Director of the Flemish Interface for Cultural Heritage (FARO)

English | French

Republic of Korea
Mr Samuel Lee Director of the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP)

English | French

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