Meetings on intangible cultural heritage (co-)organized by UNESCO
Sub-regional meeting in Nadi, Fiji, on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage12/14-12-2007, Nadi (Fiji)
Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Cultural Tourism: Opportunities and Challenges11/13-12-2007, Hue (Viet Nam)
Expert Meeting on Intangible Cultural Heritage keywords06/07-12-2007, Paris (France)
Intangible Cultural Heritage at the Crossroads of Cultures03-12-2007, Paris (France)
Expert Meeting on Current Trends in Linguistic Mapping in preparation of the 3rd edition of the Atlas29/30-11-2007, Paris (France)
2nd session of the Intergovernmental Committee03/07-09-2007, Tokyo (Japan)
Workshop on inventorying intangible cultural heritage23/27-07-2007, Maputo (Mozambique)
National Workshop on inventorying intangible cultural heritage in Madagascar16/20-07-2007, Antananarivo (Madagascar)
1st Extraordinary Session of the Intergovernmental Committee23/27-05-2007, Chengdu (China)
International seminar on Principles and Experiences of Drawing Up ICH Inventories in Europe14/15-05-2007, Tallinn (Estonia)
Expert Meeting on the Lists Established by the 2003 Convention02/04-04-2007, New Delhi (India)
The meeting’s purpose was to invite experts to discuss a number of matters of fundamental importance related to the two lists to be established under the 2003 Convention, as well as examine and debate draft inscription criteria for those lists. Of the 30 experts, most were nationals of States Parties to the Convention, and 13 came from States Members of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The debates and results of the India meeting were intended to assist the Secretariat and the Committee in their work on the elaboration of criteria for inscription of ICH elements on the two lists of the Convention, sharpening arguments in favour of and opposed to several options concerning the nature of the lists and the relation between them. The experts were asked to discuss alternatives and to present the strongest possible arguments in favour of opposite positions in order to facilitate preparation of draft documents by the Secretariat for presentation to the Committee at its coming sessions in China and Japan. The draft documents that the Committee will consider have been improved substantially as a result of the lively debates and productive suggestions of the experts.
The meeting was made possible with the generous support of the Government of India, supplemented by a contribution from the Norwegian FIT for ICH that permitted funding of travel of participants from developing countries. The meeting also benefitted from the logistical support and facilitation of the Ministry of Culture of India and UNESCO’s New Delhi Office.
- Agenda (English|French)
- Background paper (English|French)
- Working document : Possible Criteria for the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding (English|French)
- List of participants (English)
- Report of the meeting (English|French)
Regional meeting for Arab States31-03-2007/04-04-2007, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Expert meeting on Transmission and Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage through Formal and Non-Formal Education21/23-02-2007, Chiba (Japan)
Identifying Good Practices in Safeguarding Endangered Languages in Africa09/10-02-2007, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)