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
- Oral and graphic expressions of the Wajapi
- © Conselho das Aldeias Waiapi-Apina
Wajapi communities in northern Amazonia have a long history of producing and using vegetable dyes to adorn their bodies with geometric motifs and symbols. Motifs of the jaguar, anaconda, butterfly and fish animate the worldview and oral traditions of the Wajapi.
The safeguarding project aims at supporting the Wajãpi in their efforts to document their skills, experiences and knowledge related to their manifold oral and graphic expressions as they are embodied, most prominently, in the kusiwa graphic system. This project will complement the broader set of activities undertaken by the “Wajãpi Programme”, which started in 1992.
The project focuses on documentation and dissemination of information related to the oral and graphic expressions of the Wajãpi. The participative documentation will be undertaken by the Wajãpi themselves. The project is composed of three main lines of action: (i) undertaking of an ethnological survey, (ii) elaboration of an inventory in the form of an electronic database in close cooperation with the respective custodians, (iii) implementation of dissemination and diffusion activities on Wajãpi oral and graphic expressions” focus on both young Wajãpi and public managers working with indigenous communities in order to increase their knowledge and appreciation of Wajãpi oral and graphic expressions and the need to safeguard the context in which they are practiced.
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