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Participants of UNESCO workshop

Tunisia masters the Convention’s safeguarding mechanisms

09 November 2015 – From 2 to 6 November 2015, twenty participants from various entities including government representatives from decentralized institutions, as well as civil society, communities and other specialists of intangible cultural heritage gathered in Nabeul in Tunisia. During the five day workshop, they were able to strengthen their knowledge on the preparation of nomination files for the lists of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, including the List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, and on the preparation of international requests for assistance from the Intangible Cultural heritage Fund… ›››

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… ›››
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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

Mr Pierre Bois Artistic advisor, House of World Cultures

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Mr Hani Hayajneh Professor at Yarmouk University

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Mr Ahmed Skounti Researcher, National Institute of Archaeology and Heritage

English | French

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