Meetings on intangible cultural heritage (co-)organized by UNESCO

36 element(s)

Expert meeting on criteria for inscription on the lists established by the 2003 Convention05/06-12-2005, Paris (France)

Music, dance and theatre traditions01-11-2005, Paris (France)

Expert meeting on inventorying Intangible Cultural Heritage17/18-03-2005, Paris (France)

Regional meeting for Caribbean States17/19-02-2005, Roseau (Dominica)

Regional meeting for Arab States05/06-01-2005, Algiers (Algeria)

Regional meeting for Europe and North America13/15-12-2004, Kazan (Russian Federation)

Regional meeting for Eastern and Southern Africa22/24-11-2004, Nairobi (Kenya)

International Conference on « The Safeguarding of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Towards an Integrated Approach »20/23-10-2004, Nara (Japan)

Regional meeting for Asia20/22-09-2004, New Delhi (India)

International Conference on Globalization and Intangible Cultural Heritage26/27-07-2004, Tokyo (Japan)

Preparatory Meeting for a Manual on social practices, rituals and festive events08/10-07-2004, Paris (France)

Regional meeting for Latin America and Cuba28/30-06-2004, Paraty (Brazil)

Regional meeting for West and Central Africa07/09-06-2004, Dakar (Senegal)

Expert meeting on museums and Intangible Cultural Heritage05/07-04-2004, Oud-Poelgeest (Netherlands)

Expert meeting on Gender and Intangible Cultural Heritage08/10-12-2003, Paris (France)

UNESCO. General Conference; 32nd session; 200329-09-2003/17-10-2003, Paris (France)

Expert meeting on the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World17/18-09-2003, Paris (France)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 167th session; 200315-09-2003/15-10-2003, Paris (France)

Third session of the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts on the Preliminary Draft Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage02/14-06-2003, Paris (France)

Intersessional Working Group of government experts on the Preliminary Draft Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage22/30-04-2003, Paris (France)

Expert meeting on Safeguarding Endangered Languages10/12-03-2003, Paris (France)

Second session of the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts on the Preliminary Draft Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage24-02-2003/01-03-2003, Paris (France)

At the second session of the Group of experts, which took place from 24 February to 1 March 2003, a consensus emerged on three essential points:

  1. the purposes;
  2. the definitions of the terms “intangible cultural heritage” and “safeguarding”;
  3. the establishing of national inventories in order to ensure that this heritage can be identified.

The principle of a “list” or “register” of “intangible cultural heritage in danger” was also accepted. A Drafting Committee was set up by the plenary meeting, and contributed to progress on these points. Also at this second session, the plenary meeting adopted, on the motion of its Chairperson and in accordance with Article 4 of its Rules of Procedure, the principle of an intersessional mechanism in the form of an informal working group of 18 government experts, three experts (from three different Member States) from each electoral group.

  • Address by Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO (French)
  • Secretariat report (CLT-2003/CONF.205/6) (English|French)

Working documents

  • Circular letter of the Director-General CL/3651 and report on the first session (September 2002)
    CLT-2002/CONF.203/5: English|French
  • Provisional List of Participants
    CLT-2003/CONF.205/4: English-French
  • Agenda
    CLT-2002/CONF.203/1.Rev: English-French
  • Rules of Procedure
    CLT-2002/CONF.203/2.Rev: English|French
  • Compilation of amendments from Member States concerning the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
    CLT-2002/CONF.203/3 Rev: English|French
  • Director-General’s preliminary report on the situation calling for standard-setting and on the possible scope of such standard-setting
    CLT-2002/CONF.203/4: English|French|Spanish|Russian|Chinese|Arabic
  • Compilation of general comments from Member States concerning the preliminary draft Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
    CLT-2003/CONF.205/5: English|French

Information documents

  • Historical background to the preparation of the preliminary draft convention for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage
    CLT-2003/CONF.205/INF.6: English|French
  • Impacts and best practices for safeguarding action - First “Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”
    CLT-2003/CONF.205/INF.7: English|French
  • List of States having submitted comments and amendments to the Secretariat: synthesis of responses as of 22 January 2003: English-French
  • List of working documents
    CLT-2003/CONF.205/INF.4: English-French
  • Note of the Secretariat on the Agenda
    CLT-2003/CONF.205/INF.3: English|French
  • Note of the Secretariat on the working documents
    CLT-2003/CONF.205/INF.2: English-French
  • Note on the Recommendation of the first session of the intergovernmental meeting of experts – Multilateral international instruments in force directly relevant to the intangible cultural heritage
    CLT-2003/CONF.205/INF.5: English-French
  • Positions of Member States concerning the principle of list(s) of intangible cultural heritage, 7 October 2002: French
  • Practical information note
    CLT-2002/CONF.203/INF.1 rev: English-French

UNESCO. Executive Board; 165th session; 200207/17-10-2002, Paris (France)

First session of the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts on the Preliminary Draft Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage23/27-09-2002, Paris (France)

Third Round Table of Ministers of Culture: the intangible cultural heritage, a mirror of cultural diversity16/17-09-2002, Istanbul (Turkey)

Second meeting of the select drafting group of a preliminary international convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage13/15-06-2002, Paris (France)

Expert meeting on “Intangible Cultural Heritage - Establishment of a Glossary”10/12-06-2002, Paris (France)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 164th session; 200221/30-05-2002, Paris (France)

First meeting of the select drafting group of a preliminary international convention on intangible cultural heritage20/22-03-2002, Paris (France)

Expert meeting on “Intangible Cultural Heritage: Priority Domains for an International Convention”22/24-01-2002, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

UNESCO. General Conference; 31st session; 200115-10-2001/02-11-2001, Paris (France)

Expert meeting on Women, Intangible Heritage and Development25/27-06-2001, Tehran (Iran (Islamic Republic of))

UNESCO. Executive Board; 161st session; 200128-05-2001/13-06-2001, Paris (France)

International Round Table: Intangible Cultural Heritage, Working Definitions14/17-03-2001, Turin (Italy)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 160th session; 200009/25-10-2000, Paris (France)

Regional Workshop on the Transmission of the Traditional Technique of Costume-making of the Miao/Hmong People Living in China, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam01-06-2000, Kunming (China)