Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention

Baul Singer (West Bengal, India), ©Banglanatak.com

Music, dance, theatre, story-telling, or rituals and festive events, handicrafts making and traditional knowledge on medicine, house making, farming and water irrigation.  South-Asia is replete with intangible cultural heritage that betray peoples ingenuity nurtured over several generations.  Such traditional expressions and wisdom are not only the source of enjoyment but are also contributing to sustainable living and well-being of many communities. 

UNESCO New Delhi Culture Sector encourages the countries in South Asia to develop a suitable policy and strategy to transmit their rich traditional expressions to the future generation through the implementation of UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.  

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention in South Asia:

                                                                           (Data as of December 2018)

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