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Albanian folk iso-polyphony
30 March 2015 – How can Albania effectively implement the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and benefit from its different provisions? These and many other questions have been recently addressed by a UNESCO Needs Assessment Mission supported by the Italian government, in close cooperation with the Albanian Ministry of Culture.

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Irrigators’ tribunals of the Spanish Mediterranean coast: the Council of Wise Men of the plain of Murcia and the Water Tribunal of the plain of Valencia

Towards codes of ethics for intangible cultural heritage?

23 March 2015 – What are the core values and ethical principles – drawn from the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage – that ought to guide all safeguarding efforts, whether undertaken by States, communities, civil society or the private sector? How can those core values and principles be integrated into one or more model codes of ethics that could orient the work of different actors, in different contexts? And how can a model code be translated effectively into concrete, practical tools that could be used in the day-to-day work of safeguarding? Those are some of the questions that will be addressed during an expert meeting organized by UNESCO and the Government of the Kingdom of Spain in Valencia, Spain, from 30 March to 1 April 2015. ›››
Kankurang, Manding initiatory rite

Senegal improves the safeguarding of traditional music thanks to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund

16 March 2015 – The adoption of safeguarding plans for traditional music marks the project’s success where local communities have been sensitized, musical traditions inventoried, a database and a collection of documents created. Senegal’s objective has been achieved, … ›››
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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

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

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

English

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ms Joanne Orr Chief Executive Officer, Museums Galleries Scotland

English | French

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