Chengdu International Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage

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Marimba music and traditional chants from Colombia’s South Pacific region

Ten years have passed since the adoption of the 2003 Convention, including seven years of actual implementation at the international level. This high-level conference will look back on that decade in order to reflect on the Convention’s function, role and value while also looking forward to its future.
The aim is to reflect profoundly on the life of the 2003 Convention so far, providing a strategic opportunity to discuss the intentions of its framers, to identify its achievements thus far and to define priorities for the future.

Scientific and legal experts and States Parties officials who took part actively in the preparation of the 2003 Convention will participate in a series of plenary round-table panels seeking to look backward and forward at the same time,


Type of Event Category 4- International Congress
Start 14.06.2013 08:00 local time
End 16.06.2013 12:00 local time
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Focal point Strom, Beate
Organizer UNESCO Section of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Country China
City Chengdu
Venue Shangri-La Hotel
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Chinese
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 Chengdu International Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage
Link 2 Intangible Cultural Heritage Section
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