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Review launched of NGOs accredited to provide advisory services to the Committee

23 October 2014 – The process of review is underway for 97 non-governmental organizations accredited to provide advisory services to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Every four years following accreditation of a NGO, the Committee reviews the contribution and the commitment of the organization and its relations with it, taking into account the perspective of the NGO concerned (Paragraph 94 of the Operational Directives). The first 97 NGOs to be reviewed were accredited by the third session of the General Assembly in 2010. ›››

Traditional dance in Chinhambudzi, Manica, Central Mozambique

Mozambique to develop a national strategy for the safeguarding of its living heritage

17 October 2014 – Following eight months of conducting a pilot inventory in the Province of Manica in Central Mozambique, the national institute for socio-cultural research, Arquivo do Património Cultural (ARPAC), in cooperation with UNESCO is organizing a closing workshop from 27 to 31 October 2014. The workshop in Manica and Maputo will highlight how inventories of intangible cultural heritage are a key step for further safeguarding measures. ›››
Ceremonial Keşkek tradition

Intangible heritage and sustainable development: towards new directives?

25 September 2014 – How can the contribution of intangible cultural heritage to sustainable development best be understood and fully recognized? How can intangible heritage take a central place in the efforts to achieve the new post-2015 development goals? How can countries concretely realize this potential? Those are some of the questions that will be addressed during an expert meeting organized by UNESCO and the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO in Istanbul, Turkey, from 29 September to 1 October 2014. ›››
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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

Belgium
Mr Marc Jacobs Director of the Flemish Interface for Cultural Heritage (FARO)

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

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

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