Meetings on intangible cultural heritage (co-)organized by UNESCO
Regional meeting for West Africa04/05-12-2006, Dakar (Senegal)
Regional meeting for Central Africa30-11-2006/01-12-2006, Douala (Cameroon)
Regional meeting for Eastern and Southern Africa27/28-11-2006, Dar es Salam (United Republic of Tanzania)
1st session of the Intergovernmental Committee18/19-11-2006, Algiers (Algeria)
1st extraordinary session of the General Assembly09-11-2006, Paris (France)
Meeting on inventorying intangible cultural heritage in Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia19/20-10-2006, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
1st session of the General Assembly27/29-06-2006, Paris (France)
Expert meeting on the Impacts of the Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity20/21-04-2006, Paris (France)
Joining forces for preserving Africa’s linguistic diversity23/25-03-2006, Bamako (Mali)
Expert meeting on Identification of Intangible Heritage in Sudan21/22-03-2006, Khartoum (Sudan)
Expert meeting on Community Involvement in Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage13/15-03-2006, Tokyo (Japan)
Preparatory Meeting for a Manual on Oral Traditions and Expressions27/28-01-2006, Paris (France)
This expert meeting was aimed at assisting UNESCO in the elaboration of the outline of a Manual on Oral Traditions and Expressions and at advising on potential authors. The Manual is one out of a planned series of several thematic publications that address specific domains of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) and are meant to facilitate the implementation of the 2003 Convention. It will help the States-Parties in developing inventories and carrying out actual safeguarding measures and activities.
The five experts who participated in the meeting did so in their personal capacity and were selected on the basis of their competences and of regional considerations.
During the two days of the meeting, the experts discussed and revised a draft structure of the Manual, as presented by the Intangible Heritage Section of UNESCO. They also discussed and refined a form for inventorying elements of ICH and considered some definitions of the Glossary Intangible Cultural Heritage, prepared by an international expert meeting in June 2002.
The experts also exchanged their personal experiences and examples of good practices of safeguarding oral traditions and expressions.
Expert meeting on documentation and archiving of intangible cultural heritage12/13-01-2006, Paris (France)