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Dutch Caribbean Islands and Suriname meet to discuss mechanisms for international cooperation mechanisms under the 2003 Convention2017-05-04

From 3 to 7 April 2017, representatives from Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten met in Kralendijk, Bonaire, to take part in a workshop entitled ‘Mechanisms for International Cooperation under the 2003 Convention.’

Moldova well-equipped to strengthen its intangible cultural heritage safeguarding capacities2017-05-04

The needs assessment provided an in-depth analysis of legislative and policy frameworks in the field of intangible cultural heritage, institutional infrastructure, past and current inventorying efforts, as well as how effectively intangible cultural heritage safeguarding is integrated into education in Moldova.

Bureau decides on Jeju Island as the location for the Intergovernmental Committee and grants International Assistance to Uganda and Colombia2017-04-10

During its last electronic consultation, the Bureau of the Committee approved a change in venue of the twelfth session of the Intergovernmental Committee. Initially scheduled to take place in Seoul, the Committee will now be held on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea.

Basoga communities of Uganda engage in the safeguarding of the Bigwala2017-03-23

Bigwala, a cultural performance that is recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding is being revived through a two-year International Assistance project.

Envisioning the future of the global capacity-building strategy and its facilitators’ network2017-03-23

The strategy workshop with facilitators to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 6-9 March 2017.

Young people from South Togo rediscover traditional musical instruments2017-03-23

Six thousand young people from southern Togo were keen to discover the traditional musical instruments of their region.

WHO and UNESCO experts explore the linkages between culture, health and well-being2017-03-23

The 2003 Convention’s new Operational Directives related to sustainable development encourage States Parties to safeguard health practices recognized by communities as living heritage.

Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Development in Bangladesh2017-02-09

The first of a series of capacity-building trainings of Bangladesh is going to take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 29 January to 1 February 2017.

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