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



65 element(s)

Final evaluation meeting in Paris: presenting the audiovisual documentation on Intangible Cultural Heritage of the parnter countries17/18-12-2012, Paris (France)

Save the dates: MedLiHer final evaluation meeting in Paris on 17 and 18 December 201217/18-12-2012, Paris (France)

Bagamoyo: how to prepare nominations files10/14-12-2012, Bagamoyo (United Republic of Tanzania)

Safeguarding “living heritage” of Jamaica10/14-12-2012, Kingston (Jamaica)

Review meeting on the implementation of the 2003 Convention with Directors of Culture27/28-11-2012, Nairobi (Kenya)

Samarkand: understanding the nominations process21/24-11-2012, Samarkand (Uzbekistan)

Caribbean Youth Forum on Intangible Cultural Heritage20/24-11-2012, St. George’s (Grenada)

Youth Forum in Central Africa: awareness-raising on Intangible Cultural Heritage19-11-2012, Brazzaville (Congo)

Ratification in Benin - what’s next?19/23-11-2012, Porto-Novo (Benin)

Youth Forum in Central Africa for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage19-11-2012/23-09-2013, Brazzaville (Congo)

Preparing the inventory in the Matanzas Province, Cuba12/21-11-2012, Matanzas (Cuba)

On the right track? Review meeting on UNESCO’s global strategy: Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage07/10-11-2012, Beijing (China)

Safeguarding of living heritage builds in Belize!05/09-11-2012, Belize City (Belize)

Inventory of intangible cultural heritage in Goroka22/27-10-2012, Goroka (Papua New Guinea)

Inventory of intangible cultural heritage of Timor-Leste22-10-2012, Dili (Timor-Leste)

Capacity building for officers of the cultural heritage area in the Ministry of Culture in Colombia (2 workshops)22/25-10-2012, Bogota (Colombia)

Mongolia takes another step to implement the 2003 Convention19/23-10-2012, Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

Capacity building for officers of the cultural heritage area in the Ministry of Cultures in Bolivia (3 workshops)15/19-10-2012, La Paz (Bolivia (Plurinational State of))

Heritage policy advice in Aruba15/17-10-2012, Oranjestad (Aruba)

Byblos: how to prepare nominations for the lists of the 2003 Convention12/14-10-2012, Byblos (Lebanon)

“Patrimonio Vivo”: three South American countries team up for the implementation of the 2003 Convention08/12-10-2012, Salta (Argentina)

Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Kyrgyzstan08/12-10-2012, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Another step in the safeguarding of Jordan’s living heritage: understanding the nominations’ process
07/11-10-2012, Amman (Jordan)

Sao Tome and Principe embarks on an intangible heritage safeguarding project01/06-10-2012, São Tomé (Sao Tome and Principe)

Moroni’s working on the implementation of the 2003 Convention24/28-09-2012, Moroni (Comoros)

The role of youth in the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage in South-Eastern Europe24/25-09-2012, Sofia (Bulgaria)

Capacity building review meeting in Harare on elaborating policy and legal framework for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage03/07-09-2012, Harare (Zimbabwe)

New step in the MedLiHer project: Moviemakers and photographers meeting in Paris27/29-08-2012, Paris (France)

Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Tajikistan21/25-08-2012, Dushanbe (Tajikistan)

Cambodia pursues its march towards safeguarding intangible heritage13/17-08-2012, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Strengthening capacities for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage in Ecuador26/27-07-2012, Quito (Ecuador)

Exploring the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Nile’s banks: Inventorying activity in the governorate of Damietta, Egypt
14/18-07-2012, Damietta (Egypt)

Madaba, a pilot region for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Jordan12/20-07-2012, Madaba (Jordan)

Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Uzbekistan03/07-07-2012, Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

Abuja: introducing the 2003 Convention01-07-2012, Abuja (Nigeria)

Encountering Zajal Poetry: Training Communities for its Inventory in Lebanon29-06-2012/03-07-2012, Beirut (Lebanon)

Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Sri Lanka25/29-06-2012, Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Strengthening capacities of African Universities in intangible cultural heritage18/22-06-2012, Mombasa (Kenya)

Capacity building on implementing UNESCO 2003 Convention for safeguarding the ICH12/15-06-2012, Lahore (Pakistan)

Capacity building workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention at the national level11/15-06-2012, Vientiane (Lao People’s Democratic Republic)

Capacity building workshop on preparing nominations to the lists of the 2003 Convention11/15-06-2012, Harare (Zimbabwe)

4th session of the General Assembly04/08-06-2012, Paris (France)

A series of local workshops on inventorying intangible heritage kicks off in Gabon04-06-2012/10-08-2012, Lambarene, Koula-Moutou, Mouila and Oyem (Gabon)

St. Kitts and Nevis hopes to soon ratify the 2003 Convention31-05-2012, Basseterre (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

Need assessment for strenthening national capacities in implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Mongolia26/31-05-2012, Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

The National Institute for Cultural Heritage and UNESCO join forces to improve safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Ecuador17/18-05-2012, Quito (Ecuador)

Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Bhutan14/18-05-2012, Paro (Bhutan)

Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Papua New Guinea12/19-05-2012, Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)

Sixth Annual Regional meeting on Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-East Europe10/11-05-2012, Athens (Greece)

Botswana takes another step to safeguard its living heritage with the training of community members and government officials16/20-04-2012, Gaborone (Botswana)

Efforts of safeguarding Nepal’s intangible cultural heritage initiated to with the support of UNESCO/Japan Fund-in-Trust16/20-04-2012, Kathmandu (Nepal)

Institutional Capacity Building for the Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage: Training of technical staff of the School of African Heritage11/17-04-2012, Porto-Novo (Benin)

Capacity-Building on the Implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Timor-Leste09/13-04-2012, Dili (Timor-Leste)

http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?meeting_id=00188 A three-day Capacity Building Workshop on the Implementation of UNESCO’s 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) was held on 10-12 April 2012 at Hotel Timor in Dili, Timor-Leste. The workshop was jointly organised by the State Secretariat of Culture of the Ministry of Education of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and UNESCO with the support from the Government of Japan through UNESCO Japanese Funds-In-Trust for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

This workshop followed a previously organised workshop on the ratification of the 2003 UNESCO Convention, which took place in November 2011 in Timor-Leste. This supplementary workshop gathered some 60 participants, including national and district Culture officials, governmental officials from other relevant ministries, academics, NGO representatives and community members. Facilitated by Rahul Gioswami (a member of the Consultative Body of the 2003 ICH Convention), Masanori Nagaoka (Head of Culture unit of UNESCO Office, Jakarta) and Wieske Sapardan (Programme Assistant of UNESCO Office, Jakarta), the fourteen sessions of this workshop was intended to help participants gain a broad understanding of the possible activities involved in implementing UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

During the opening ceremony, H.E. Mr. Virgilio Simith, the Secretary of State for Culture of the Ministry of Education of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and H.E. Mr. Yoshitaka Hanada, the Ambassador of Japan to Timor-Leste highlighted the importance of joint efforts among governments, civil societies and communities to ensure that Timor-Leste’s precious intangible cultural heritage is safeguarded and passed on to the next generations. They underlined that the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage should play a key role for ensuring mutual respect and promoting peace in Timor-Leste and beyond.

The opening ceremony was followed by the launch of a publication entitled ‘the Ai To’os Collection’ which was produced by the State Secretariat of Culture of the Ministry of Education of Timor-Leste. Financially supported through UNESCO’s programme of CapEFA (Capacity Development for Education For All), the publication introduces – in Tetun, Portuguese and English – historical cultural objects in order to raise people’s awareness of their own rich cultural heritage while promoting literacy rates in the country. Mr Anwar Alsaid, Head of Education of UNESCO Office, Jakarta who was present at the launching ceremony emphasised that UNESCO stands ready to assist the government and people of Timor-Leste through an intersectoral approach in the fields of education and culture, ie. in promoting and preserving Timor-Leste’s rich cultural heritage and to ensure that this heritage is documented.

The three day capacity building workshop was followed by a visit to Suai, the capital of Cova Lima District in Timor-Leste which will be a pilot site for the Community-based Inventorying workshop, which shall be held in September 2012. During the visit, the members of the State Secretariat of Culture of the Ministry of Education of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and UNESCO staff met the leaders of the traditional community in Suai and had the opportunity to observe the vernacular architecture settlements, traditional dance, performed by the local community group members, and a tais traditional textile weaving workshop in Cova Lima District.

Kazakhstan: A new State Party to the 2003 Convention on the road to safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage.
06/10-04-2012, Astana (Kazakhstan)

Consultation on Complementary Additional Programme for Intangible Cultural Heritage30-03-2012, Paris (France)

Zambia hosts workshop to strengthen capacity to safeguard its living heritage26/30-03-2012, Lusaka (Zambia)

Upgrading competencies on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage and planning related national workshops23/25-03-2012, Paris (France)

Zimbabwe mobilizes communities, traditional chiefs, academia and government officials to safeguard its intangible cultural heritage19/23-03-2012, Harare (Zimbabwe)

Malawi welcomes workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention to strengthen its capacity to safeguard its living heritage12/16-03-2012, Lilongwe (Malawi)

Capacity building on ratification in Samoa14/15-02-2012, Apia (Samoa)