Signature du HCA 10e COM-Windhoek

Host country agreement for 10 COM signed!

07 October 2015 – The agreement concerning the hosting of the tenth session Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was signed by the Government of the Republic of Namibia and UNESCO on Monday 5 October 2015 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The agreement was signed by Ms Sanet Steenkamp in her capacity as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture of Namibia and Mr Eric Falt in his capacity as Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information of UNESCO,… ›››
Mongolian calligraphy

Capacity-building efforts continue in Asia and the Pacific

05 October 2015 – Thanks to the continued generous contribution of Japan to implement the project ‘Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage through the Strengthening of National Capacities in Asia and the Pacific’, two countries in the region are successfully moving forward in strengthening their capacities to effectively implement the 2003 Convention during the second phase of the project… ›››
Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and Niger

African experts advise on effective support to policy development

28 September 2015 – UNESCO is bringing together 24 experts from Africa and UNESCO field offices in Constantine, Algeria, from 28 September to 2 October 2015, to discuss how best support policy development in the field of intangible cultural heritage.

Under the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, States are encouraged to develop public policy and legislation with the widest possible involvement of communities and civil society… ›››

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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

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


Mr Hani Hayajneh Professor at Yarmouk University

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Mr Ahmed Skounti Researcher, National Institute of Archaeology and Heritage

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