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

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

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

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

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