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An ethical choice: The International Convention to Safeguard Intangible Cultural Heritage
Masterpieces of the heritage of humanity: Proclamations 2001 and 2003
Transmission of knowledge: "Living Human Treasures"
Heritage under threat: Languages
Traditional music from around the world: UNESCO Collection
Reading:  Museum International n° 221/ 222
News and Events

Angkor among the three sites removed from UNESCO's List of World Heritage in danger
05-07-2004 10:40 pm Cambodia's celebrated temples and palaces at Angkor were removed from UNESCO's List of World Heritage in Danger today, as were the Bahla Fort (Oman) and Rwenzori Mountains National Park (Uganda).

World Heritage List: New inscribed properties
07 07 2004 - With the addition of the new sites inscribed by the 29th session of the World Heritage Committee, the World Heritage List now numbers 788 properties including 611 cultural, 154 natural and 23 mixed properties in 134 States Parties.

Human Development Report 2004
12 07 2004 - To mark the publication of the Human Development Report 2004 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a debate will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on July 16

International Folk Art Market
Santa Fe, USA
17 07 2004 - 18 07 2004  The purpose of this market, sponsored by the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, is to foster an understanding of folk art in order to unite the peoples of the world, promote authentic and original craftwork and create new markets for artisans.
Restoration and Conservation of Living Monastic Heritage in the Himalayas
Basgo, Hemis (India)
19 07 2004 - 07 08 2004  The UNESCO/Norway Funds-in-Trust project, 'A Programme for the Restoration and Conservation of the Living Monastic Heritage of the Himalayan Region,' consists of four regional training workshops being held over the 2004/2005 biennium. 
Simón Bolívar Prize
21 07 2004 - 21 07 2004  The Prize will be awarded on 21 July 2004, Room II at 6.30 p.m. on the eve of the anniversary of the birth of Simón Bolívar, 24 July. 
Museums in Aswan and Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
21 07 2004 - 22 07 2004  As part of the International Campaign for the Establishment of the Nubia Museum in Aswan and the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Cairo, a Bureau meeting is to being in Cairo, Egypt. It will discuss the follow-up of the recommendations adopted at the 14th session of the Executive Committee held in Cairo in March 2004, and previous sessions. 
Inauguration of Mostar Bridge
Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina
23 07 2004 - 23 07 2004  During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina the Old Mostar Bridge (Stari Most), dating back to the Ottoman Empire, was destroyed on 9 November 1993 but it has now been completely rebuilt thanks to the scientific and financial support provided by UNESCO, the World Bank, the City of Mostar and donor countries. 
Preliminary Draft Convention on the Protection of the Diversity of Cultural Contents and Artistic Expressions
20 09 2004 - 25 09 2004 First session of consultation with governmental experts
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Rock Art in West Papua (book) 
Oral Tradition and Slave Trade in Nigeria, Ghana and Benin (book) 
Genghis Khan (book, in Russian) 

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