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))

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The seminar took place in Noumea in February 1999. A total of twelve participants from twelve countries took part in the seminar. Thirteen out of the fourteen countries requested responded to the questionnaire, and, on the basis of these responses, the objectives of the seminar were established: to identify ways and means of reinforcing the application of the Recommendation in the region and to formulate a long-term regional strategy aimed at safeguarding, revitalization, legal protection, transmission, and dissemination of Pacific intangible heritage. Short reports were presented by each country. A few countries were unaware of the Recommendation due to their status as new Member States of UNESCO.

No distinction is made in the Pacific region between intangible and tangible heritage, although it has been used for the purposes of this study. Furthermore, for many Indigenous people, “folklore” is seen as an inappropriate and pejorative term, “cultural heritage” being much more positive and useful. The intangible heritage of the Pacific is mainly unrecorded and is threatened by the youthful demography of the region as well as by economic problems in the cultural sector. Another significant threat to the intangible heritage is the
residue of colonialism and its continuing effects on society. It is recognized strongly that traditional cultures have a relevance today for sustainable development.

The common issues and concerns identified during the seminar included:

  • Preservation and future development of the intangible heritage require the involvement of many stakeholders (NGOs, women, youth, elders, and local communities).
  • The complexities of the land tenure system and the use of family clan, local, and national shareholding suggest that any system based on a single claimant is grossly inadequate for intellectual cultural property ownership in Pacific societies.
  • Current international concerns relating to the exploitation of the environment have given regional states the incentive to revive traditional methods of managing land and sea.

Further points made include the need to:

  • encourage communities and stakeholders to take part in documenting this heritage;
  • recognize the importance of traditional cultures to development and income generation;
  • recognize the threat some major business developments pose to community access to materials used in traditional cultural practices;
  • recognize that cultural identity and land ownership are inseparable; and
  • devise legal tools (which are now non-existent) and intellectual property laws (which are now inappropriate) to protect community culture.

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

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)