Projects and activities on intangible heritage in which UNESCO is involved
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Support to the implementation of the 2003 Convention through the development and maintenance of an information management system and the production, translation and dissemination of training materials to Spanish-speaking countries10-2009/12-2010,
Action Plan for the Safeguarding and Revitalization of the Cultural Space of the Holy Spirit Brotherhood of the Villa Mella’s Congos01-2003/12-2009, Dominican Republic
- Cultural space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa Mella
- © Museo de Hombre Dominicano
The Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa Mella is distinguished in the fields of music, dance and popular festivities. The musicians play hand-drums called congos, which origin is attributed to the Holy Spirit. The Festival of the Holy Spirit, celebrated at Pentecost, features prayers, dances and singing, accompanied by the music of the congos and a procession carrying the dove representing the Holy Spirit.
- Preservation and revitalization of the cultural space and to the promotion of intercultural exchanges.
- Integrate a larger part of the population into the celebrations and practices of the Brotherhood,older generations who are responsible for the continuation of the tradition.
- Inventories and documentation of the Brotherhood’s cultural expressions including music and dance
- Various workshops on the preservation of the oral tradition and the social memory of the cultural space will be carried out at local, regional and national levels
- A community centre hosting craftsmen’s workshops, performances, classes and symposia will be established.
Action Plan for the safeguarding of the traditional medicine Kallawaya03-2007/12-2009, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Safeguarding of the Sacred Songs of the Voodoo Cult of the lakou Dereal of the Community of Bizoton05-2008/12-2009, Haiti
Action Plan for the Safeguarding of the Oruro Carnival04-2005/06-2009, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Strengthening the Transmission of the Traditional Textile Knowledge of Taquile12-2006/06-2009, Peru
Action Plan for the Safeguarding of the Garifuna Language, Music and Dance04-2006/06-2009, Belize - Guatemala - Honduras - Nicaragua
Action Plan for the Safeguarding of Rabinal Achi Dance Drama12-2006/05-2009, Guatemala
Action Plan for the Safeguarding of El Güegüense04-2007/03-2009, Nicaragua
Action Plan for the Safeguarding of the Traditional Knowledge, Oral and Graphic Expressions of the Wajapi in Amapa07-2006/11-2008, Brazil
Action Plan for the Safeguarding of the Carnival of Barranquilla01-2005/10-2008, Colombia
Action Plan for the Safeguarding of La Tumba Francesa06-2005/08-2008, Cuba
Action plan for safeguarding the Maroon Heritage of Moore Town08-2005/06-2008, Jamaica
Oxherding and Oxcart Traditions in Costa Rica10-2006/03-2008, Costa Rica
Language Documentation in Three Indigenous Communities in Brazil09-2007/12-2007, Brazil
Bi-national Action Plan for the Safeguarding and Revitalization of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of the Zápara Community12-2005/09-2007, Ecuador - Peru
Preservation of language and oral traditions in Maya, Yucatán2006/2007, Mexico
Learning from innovative language policies in Latin American countries2004/2006, Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Brazil - Colombia - Ecuador - Peru - Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Public awareness campaign in Colombia on the importance of safeguarding the intangible heritage (pilot project)07-2003/12-2005, Colombia
Basic vocabulary of indigenous languages in Brazil2002/2005, Brazil
Revitalisation of Traditional Masquerade Performing Arts and Costume Making05-2002/08-2004, Dominica - Saint Lucia - Saint Kitts and Nevis
Contribution to the publication of the 2004 issue of the directory Oralidad2004, Haiti