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
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
- Carnival of Barranquilla
- © Ministry of Culture of republic of Colombia
Masqueraded dancers, actors and musicians delight crowds through performances marked by European, African and indigenous influences. To enhance the transmission of the tradition, the Children’s Carnival was created and has become a vital element of the carnival.
- Field research to create an inventory and database and to select the expressions of the Carnival to be safeguarded
- Creation of a cultural map of the Colombian Caribbean region
- Support of the formation of the Network of the Carnival of Barranquilla, consisting of institutions involved in the preservation of this heritage.
- Assistance to seasoned performers in order to enable them to transmit their extensive choreographic, theatrical and musical know-how to younger generations.
These activities are intended to raise awareness among the inhabitants of the region as to the value of their cultural expressions and the urgent need to safeguard them. Conditions ensuring the continuation of the Carnival will be reinforced through a network and support systems for the local community.
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