Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of Bulgari

New impetus for capacity building in Europe and Central Asia

17 September 2014 – What are the lessons learnt from implementing UNESCO’s capacity-building strategy for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Europe and Central Asia? What do the expert-facilitators need to know to deliver trainings and policy advice effectively? What is their advice to UNESCO for the further … ›››
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. ›››

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…

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

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Mr Ahmed Skounti Researcher, National Institute of Archaeology and Heritage

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


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