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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 … ›››
Ponum dance performance in Sint Marteen

Project launch: safeguarding living heritage in Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean islands

08 September 2014 – Community representatives, non-governmental and governmental experts in Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten) are joining efforts to implement a strategy for the safeguarding of their living heritage.

A two-year project is officially launched at the first joint training in Phillipsburg from 8 to 12 September 2014, bringing together representatives from across the six islands. ›››

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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

France
Mr Pierre Bois Artistic advisor, House of World Cultures

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Kyrgyzstan
Ms Dinara Chochunbaeva Director, Central Asian Crafts Support Association’s Resource Centre in Kyrgyzstan (CACSARC-kg)

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

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