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



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UNESCO. Executive Board; 157th session; 199905-10-1999/15-11-1999, Paris (France)

International Symposium on the Role of Women in the Transmission of Intangible Cultural Heritage27/30-09-1999, Tehran (Iran (Islamic Republic of))

International Conference ‘A Global Assessment of the 1989 Recommendation on the Safeguarding of Traditional Culture and Folklore: Local Empowerment and International Cooperation’23/30-06-1999, Washington (United States of America)

WIPO-UNESCO Regional Consultation on the Protection of Expressions of Folklore for Latin America and the Caribbean14/16-06-1999, Quito (Ecuador)

WIPO-UNESCO Regional Consultation on the Protection of Expressions of Folklore for Arab Countries 25/27-05-1999, Tunis (Tunisia)

Regional Seminar on the application of the 1989 Recommendation - Beirut01-05-1999, Beirut (Lebanon)

WIPO-UNESCO Regional Consultation on the Protection of Expressions of Folklore for Countries of Asia and the Pacific21/23-04-1999, Hanoi (Viet Nam)

WIPO-UNESCO African Regional Consultation on the Protection of Expressions of Folklore23-03-1999, Pretoria (South Africa)

Regional Seminar on the application of the 1989 Recommendation - Noumea01-02-1999, Noumea (New Caledonia (France))

Regional Seminar on the application of the 1989 Recommendation - Accra01-01-1999, Accra (Ghana)

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The seminar was organized in Accra in January 1999. Participants from seventeen countries took part in the seminar. A questionnaire was sent to forty states, of which twentyseven sent responses. This provided a good overview of the situation of applying the Recommendation in the region. This was supplemented by further reports from countries.

The seminar reviewed their understanding of the content of traditional culture and folklore. It sought to identify the factors that had sustained it in the past but that are now absent. It was evident that little had been done to implement the Recommendation beyond the steps taken after independence by the newly independent states. Governments were seen to rely on this heritage in strategies for nation-building and encouraging the formation of cultural identity. Reference was made to the role institutions and the media play, but a general lack of coordination, systematic collection, national cultural policies, resources, and manpower, etc., were seen as serious problems. This is unfortunate in light of what oral cultures can bring to the construction and reconstruction of contemporary cultures in Africa under their rubric of: “make the past a part of the present.”

In future actions, safeguarding of traditional culture should be understood within the everyday realities of African countries and not from the “academic” perspective embodied in the Recommendation. The need for a manual on folklore to be used as a resource by local teachers was discussed. The use of anthropological techniques for information-gathering by local, literate people was also considered, an action for which there are precedents from early twentieth-century Africa. The need for urgent action in gathering information on traditional cultures was stressed along with the need to revitalize cultures in order to counteract the residue of colonialism.

A major theme of the seminar was reintegrating traditional culture into modern lives and sharing it with members of the world community to show them the cultural context of the African music and dance styles that they have already adopted.

UNESCO. Executive Board; 155th session; 199819-10-1998/06-11-1998, Paris (France)

Regional Seminar on the application of the 1989 Recommendation - Tashkent01-10-1998, Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

Regional Seminar on the application of the 1989 Recommendation - Joensuu01-09-1998, Joensuu (Finland)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 154th session; 199827-04-1998/07-05-1998, Paris (France)

Regional Seminar on the application of the 1989 Recommendation - Tokyo01-02-1998, Tokyo (Japan)

Workshop on Safeguarding and Promotion of the Traditional Techniques of Bamboo in Modern Life17/19-12-1997, Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam)

Regional Seminar on the application of the 1989 Recommendation- Mexico City01-09-1997, Mexico City (Mexico)

UNESCO/WIPO World Forum on the Protection of Folklore, Phuket, Thailand, April 8 to 10, 199708/10-04-1997, Phuket (Thailand)

Intergovernmental Conference on Language Policies in Africa17/21-03-1997, Harare (Zimbabwe)

Regional Workshop on East Asian Lacquerware14/21-02-1997, Yangoon (Myanmar)

Expert Meeting for the Safeguarding and Promoting of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Minority Groups of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic07/11-10-1996, Vientiane (Lao People’s Democratic Republic)

Regional Seminar on the application of the 1989 Recommendation- Strá nice01-06-1995, Stráznice (Czech Republic)

International Conference on the Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region01-01-1995, Tokyo (Japan)

Expert Meeting for the Safeguarding and Promoting the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Minority Groups in Viet Nam15/17-06-1994, Hanoi (Viet Nam)

Expert Meeting for the Safeguarding and Promoting of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Region of Hué21/24-03-1994, Hué (Viet Nam)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 142nd session; 199411-10-1993/15-11-1993, Paris (France)

International Consultation on New Perspectives for UNESCO’s Programme : The Intangible Cultural Heritage16/17-06-1993, Paris (France)

UNESCO. General Conference; 26th session; 199115-10-1991/07-11-1991, Paris (France)

UNESCO. General Conference; 25th session; 198917-10-1989/16-11-1989, Paris (France)

Special Committee of Governmental Experts to Prepare a Draft Recommendation on the Safeguarding of Folklore; Paris; 198924/28-04-1989, Paris (France)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 130th session; 198813-10-1988/09-11-1988, Paris (France)

UNESCO. General Conference; 24th session; 198720-10-1987/20-11-1987, Paris (France)

Meeting of the Working Group for the Preparation of a Plan of Action for Safeguarding the Non-physical Heritage; Paris; 198705/08-10-1987, Paris (France)

Intergovernmental Copyright Committee; 7th session; Geneva; 198722/30-06-1987, Geneva (Switzerland)

Special Committee of Technical and Legal Experts on the Safeguarding of Folklore01/05-06-1987, Paris (France)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 124th session; 198607/23-05-1986, Paris (France)

UNESCO. General Conference; 23rd session ; Sofia; 198508-10-1985/09-11-1985, Sofia (Bulgaria)

Intergovernmental Committee of the Universal Copyright Convention as Revised at Paris on 24 July 1971; 6th session; Paris; 198517/25-06-1985, Paris (France)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 121st session; 198509-05-1985/21-06-1985, Paris (France)

Committee of Governmental Experts on the Safeguarding of Folklore; 2nd; Paris; 198514/18-01-1985, Paris (France)

Group of experts on the international protection of expressions of folklore by intellectual property10/14-12-1984, Paris (France)

Meeting of experts to draw up a future programme concerning the non-physical heritage28/30-11-1984, Paris (France)

Regional Committee of Experts on Means of Implementation in the Arab States of Model Provisions on Intellectual Property Aspects of Protection of Expressions of Folklore08/10-10-1984, Doha (Qatar)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 119th session; 198409/24-05-1984, Paris (France)

Intergovernmental Committee of the Universal Copyright Convention as Revised at Paris on 24 July 1971; 5th session; Geneva; 1983

International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. Executive Committee; 22nd session; Paris; 198312/16-12-1983, Geneva (Switzerland)

UNESCO. General Conference; 22nd session; 198325-10-1983/26-11-1983, Paris (France)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 116th session; 198325-05-1983/29-06-1983, Paris (France)

Regional committee of experts on means of implementation in Africa of model provisions on intellectual property aspects of protection of expressions of folklore23/25-02-1983, Dakar (Senegal)

Regional committee of experts on means of implementation in Asia of model provisions on intellectual property aspects of protection of expressions of folklore31-01-1983/02-02-1983, New Delhi (India)

Committee of Governmental Experts on the intellectual property aspects of the protection of expressions of Folklore28-06-1982/02-07-1982, Geneva (Switzerland)

Committee of Governmental Experts on the Safeguarding of Folklore22/26-02-1982, Paris (France)

International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. Executive Committee; 19th session; Geneva; 1981
Intergovernmental Committee of the Universal Copyright Convention as Revised at Paris on 24 July 1971; 4th session; Geneva; 1981
30-11-1981/07-12-1981, Geneva (Switzerland)

Committee of experts on the modalities of applying the model provisions for national laws on the “Intellectual Property” aspects of the protection of the expressions of folklore and traditional folk culture in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean14/16-10-1981, Bogota (Colombia)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 113th session; 198115-09-1981/02-10-1981, Paris (France)

UNESCO. Executive Board; 112th session; 198113/27-05-1981, Paris (France)

Working Group on the Intellectual Property Aspects of Folklore Protection; 2nd meeting; Paris; 198109/13-02-1981, Paris (France)

Working Group on the Intellectual Property Aspects of Folklore Protection, Geneva, 7-9 January 198007/09-01-1980, Geneva (Switzerland)

Intergovernmental Committee of the Universal Copyright Convention as Revised at Paris on 24 July 1971; 3rd session, 1st pt; Geneva; 1979

International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. Executive Committee; 5th extraordinary session; Geneva; 197905/09-02-1979, Geneva (Switzerland)

Intergovernmental Committee of the Universal Copyright Convention as Revised at Paris on 24 July 1971; 2nd session; Paris; 1977

International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. Executive Committee; 4th extraordinary session; Paris; 197728-11-1977/06-12-1977, Paris (France)

Committee of Experts on the Legal Protection of Folklore11/15-07-1977, Tunis (Tunisia)

Intergovernmental Committee of the Universal Copyright Convention as Revised at Paris on 24 July 1971; 1st extraordinary session; Geneva; 1975
10/16-12-1975, Geneva (Switzerland)

Intergovernmental Copyright Committee; 12th session; Paris; 197305/11-12-1973, Paris (France)