International Conference on the occasion of the Tenth Anniversary 2003-2013

22/23-06-2013 Hội An City, Quang Nam Province (Viet Nam)

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Vietnam Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) is collaborating with Quang Nam People’s Committee and the National Commission for UNESCO of Vietnam to organize an international conference entitled “The 10-Year Implementation of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage: Experiences, Lessons and Future Directions”. Time: June 22-23, 2013 during the “Festival of ASEAN’s World Cultural Heritage” week. The conference covers the following topics: 1. Evaluation of the 10-year implementation of the 2003 Convention by state parties: achievements and limitations. 2. Experience exchange: promotion of cooperation among ASEAN countries to safeguard cultural heritage and contribute to social and cultural exchange within the ASEAN community. 3. The 10-year implementation of the 2003 Convention in Vietnam: achievements and lessons learned; challenges; ways to enhance the impacts of the Convention and improve the safeguarding of cultural heritage in Vietnam 4. Raising awareness in communities about the roles of UNESCO and the 2003 Convention; the relations between tangible and intangible cultural heritage, and cultural diversity; the participation of various social groups (local communities, managers, scientists, business people, and so on) in the safeguarding and promotion of cultural heritage.
Concerned country(ies): Viet Nam