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’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)

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This seminar was held in Beirut in May 1999 to consider the question as applied in Arab States. Experts from twelve countries took part in the seminar. Certain main concerns facing Arab States in the field of folklore, outlined in the completed questionnaires submitted by ten countries, were enumerated. These included:
Budgets reserved for folklore were reduced.

  • Traditional industries have become separated from “heritage” and now principally serve tourists.
  • Heritage may be lost due to the importance given to everything new, particularly new technologies.
  • Heritage could be distorted or stolen by other countries and divided along sectarian lines.
  • The institutions concerned with folklore have limited personnel and suffer from the lack of a central body to coordinate work.

The effects of globalization on the cultural heritage were discussed, in the context of the understanding that culture itself is not static. Globalization was seen as a double-edged sword, capable of helping national cultures to revitalize their cultures to face other cultures, but also threatening them with cultural homogeneity. The importance of the preservation of popular and traditional culture for human development was also noted, as was the fact that folklore can be the source of cultural revival while also contributing to economic development. However, one must be careful that the use of folklore for economic ends does not result in damaging the folklore itself. Cultural heritage is threatened by environmental deterioration, but, at the same time, its revitalization can provide the means to creating a better environment as well as forming a part of human identity and dignity.

Participants suggested some measures to solve these folklore-related problems facing Arab States and to lead towards safeguarding and revitalization of cultural heritage. It was suggested that a global development plan be drawn up for popular and traditional heritage and that the necessary legislation be developed to protect this heritage and all persons working in the field. The safeguarding of this heritage is to be understood as a continuous process, and permanent institutions must be created to provide moral and financial support to its practitioners and others. A clear priority also in ensuring the continuity and sustainability of this culture is the introduction of courses related to traditional and popular culture in educational curricula.

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)

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)