Youth performing Isukuti dance at a training session
25 November 2014 – The ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage today inscribed three new elements on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding:
Annual pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Sidi ‘Abd el-Qader Ben Mohammed (Sidi Cheikh)

Opening of the ninth session of the Intangible Heritage Committee

24 November 2014 – November 24, 2014 - The ninth session of the Intergovernmental Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee was inaugurated today at UNESCO headquarters. In his opening address, Mr. Alfredo Pérez Armiñán, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for Culture, stressed that “The Convention … ›››

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›››
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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

Mr Ahmed Skounti Researcher, National Institute of Archaeology and Heritage

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

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Mr Pierre Bois Artistic advisor, House of World Cultures

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