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Documents of the 10.COM online!

05 November 2015 – Documents of the tenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage are available online since, Monday 2 November, in the two working languages (English and French) of the Committee, including the provisional timetable approved by the Bureau of the Committee.

The tenth session of the Committee will take place in Windhoek, Namibia, from 30 November to 4 December 2015. Participants are strongly encouraged to confirm their participation by registering online as soon as possible…

Intangible heritage and higher education

01 November 2015 – Efforts to safeguard intangible cultural heritage are gaining momentum throughout Asia-Pacific, resulting in a need for more highly trained professionals in this area. Universities can play an important role in this regard, which is why UNESCO is organizing a regional symposium on 2-3 November in Bangkok to promote the integration of intangible cultural heritage at post-graduate levels in Asia-Pacific higher education. This event benefits from financial support from the Fund for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage… ›››
Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab Emirates

ICH capacity building begins in Dubai!

25 October 2015 – The first of three capacity-building training workshops will take place this week in the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, from 25-29 October, 2015.

This workshop will focus on the key concepts of the 2003 Convention and their implementation, through community based inventorying, safeguarding measures, and policy development strategies…  ›››

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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

Mr Gowoothum Soobarah Director of Culture, Ministry of Arts and Culture


Ms Christine Merkel Head of the Division of Culture, German Commission for UNESCO

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Mr Pierre Bois Artistic advisor, House of World Cultures

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