A global strategy

Report by the Secretariat on its activities in 2013 for the eighth session of the Intergovernmental Committee
Evaluation by the Internal Oversight Service of UNESCO of Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Report of the Secretariat on the global capacity-building strategy for the seventh session of the Intergovernmental Committee.

The global capacity-building strategy is a comprehensive, long-term engagement with Member States to create institutional and professional environments for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage.

Coordinated and monitored by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section and implemented with UNESCO’s network of field offices, in cooperation with national counterparts, the strategy addresses the following priority issues in line with the requirements of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage:

UNESCO developed content and training materials and trained a network of 79 expert facilitators who are delivering capacity-building services in beneficiary countries around the world.

We welcome all financial support to keep the momentum and expand the regional and thematic outreach of the strategy. A word of thanks goes to the different donors who, since 2010, have provided financial contributions, some symbolic, others substantial, especially Norway and Japan.