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



68 element(s)

Windhoek hosts workshop on the elaboration of the nominations to the Urgent Safeguarding List29-11-2010/03-12-2010, Windhoek (Namibia)

MEDLIHER Phase II evaluation meeting28/30-11-2010, Cairo (Egypt)

Capacity-building workshop in Central America and the Caribbean on the Implementation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention16/18-11-2010, Panama City (Panama)

Information meeting for the members of the Intergovernmental Committee25-10-2010, Paris (France)

Implementation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention through the preparation of inventories20/23-09-2010, Libreville (Gabon)

The role of NGOs in implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage02/04-09-2010, Tallinn (Estonia)

National Workshop on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage Alta Gracia31-08-2010/02-09-2010, Cordoba (Argentina)

Intangible Heritage Beyond Borders: Safeguarding Through International Cooperation20/21-07-2010, Bangkok (Thailand)

Regional consultation among category 2 centres in Asia and the Pacific19-07-2010, Bangkok (Thailand)

3rd session of the General Assembly22/24-06-2010, Paris (France)

Meeting of the working group of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (5.COM 4.WG)21-06-2010, Paris (France)

Meeting of the Restricted Working Group of the Committee on the amendments to the Operational Directives of the 2003 Convention (5.COM 3.1.WG)01-06-2010, Paris (France)

Meeting of the working group of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (5.COM 3.WG)21-05-2010, Paris (France)

Expert meeting on the 2003 Convention15-03-2010, Paris (France)

Workshop on the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Palau23/25-02-2010, Koror (Palau)

Building capacities for community-based intangible cultural heritage inventorying in Southern Africa15/20-02-2010, Maseru (Lesotho)

4th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee28-09-2009/02-10-2009, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

Vanuatu inter-departmental meeting on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage03/05-06-2009, Port Vila (Vanuatu)

Expert meeting on culinary practices04/05-04-2009, Vitré (France)

Meeting of the subsidiary body for the examination of nominations for the Representative List12/13-01-2009, Paris (France)

Tongan inter-departmental meeting on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage05-12-2008, Fua’amotu (Tonga)

Second Pacific meeting on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage02/04-12-2008, Fua’amotu (Tonga)

3rd session of the Intergovernmental Committee04/08-11-2008, Istanbul (Turkey)

Bureau20-10-2008, Paris (France)

National Capacity-Building Workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention19/20-09-2008, Maputo (Mozambique)

Capacity-Building Workshop on the Implementation of the 2003 Convention for the African States Parties to the 2003 Convention23/24-06-2008, Paris (France)

2nd session of the General Assembly16/19-06-2008, Paris (France)

Information meeting on the 2003 Convention and the second General Assembly
02-06-2008, Paris (France)

Inter-departmental Meeting on the Convention for the Safeguarding of

the Intangible Cultural Heritage

21/22-05-2008, Suva (Fiji)

Sub-regional workshop on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage19/20-05-2008, Bamako (Mali)

Strengthening National Capacities for Implementing the 2003 Convention17/18-04-2008, Jakarta (Indonesia)

Sub-regional Capacity-Building Workshop on the Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage27/28-03-2008, Pretoria (South Africa)

http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?meeting_id=00095
Minister of Arts and Culture of South Africa and the workshop participants in Pretoria, South Africa

The workshop was a follow-up to the sub-regional meeting that the Section of Intangible Cultural Heritage organized on the implementation of the 2003 Convention and ICH inventorying in November 2006 in Dar es Salaam. It is the first of a series of three to be organized for African states.

How can countries—and especially the communities among whom intangible heritage is found—best safeguard heritage that is living, not fixed in buildings or monuments? One effective tool to support international cooperation in such safeguarding efforts, and to strengthen national capacities, is the Intangible Heritage Convention. Adopted by UNESCO in 2003 and entered into force in 2006, this legal instrument had ninety States Parties at the moment of the meeting.

The workshop focused on introducing the Convention to cultural officials of southern African nations, explaining the ratification process, and considering with them how they might implement the Convention to best achieve its goals.

The workshop was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Government of Norway within the framework of the UNESCO/Norway Funds-in-Trust.

Co-organizer : Department of Arts and Culture (South Africa) : http://www.dac.gov.za/

  • Media advisory (English)
  • Meeting venue: Saint George Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Agenda (English|French)
  • List of participants (English|French)
  • Speeches
    Director of the Division of Cultural Objects and Intangible Heritage, UNESCO (English)
    Minister of Arts and Culture of South Africa (English)
  • Workshop document (English|French)
  • Workshop report (English|French)
  • Attachments of the workshop report (English)

Inter-departmental Meeting on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage18/19-03-2008, Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)

Kenyan National Meeting on the Implementation of the 2003 Convention05/06-03-2008, Nairobi (Kenya)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Regional meeting for West Africa04/05-12-2006, Dakar (Senegal)

Regional meeting for Central Africa30-11-2006/01-12-2006, Douala (Cameroon)

Regional meeting for Eastern and Southern Africa27/28-11-2006, Dar es Salam (United Republic of Tanzania)

1st session of the Intergovernmental Committee18/19-11-2006, Algiers (Algeria)

Meeting on inventorying intangible cultural heritage in Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia19/20-10-2006, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

1st session of the General Assembly27/29-06-2006, Paris (France)

Expert meeting on the Impacts of the Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity20/21-04-2006, Paris (France)

Joining forces for preserving Africa’s linguistic diversity23/25-03-2006, Bamako (Mali)

Expert meeting on Identification of Intangible Heritage in Sudan21/22-03-2006, Khartoum (Sudan)

Expert meeting on Community Involvement in Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage13/15-03-2006, Tokyo (Japan)

Preparatory Meeting for a Manual on Oral Traditions and Expressions27/28-01-2006, Paris (France)

Expert meeting on documentation and archiving of intangible cultural heritage12/13-01-2006, Paris (France)