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UNESCO and the Georgian Heritage Crafts Association to explore the rich living heritage of Old Tbilisi

27 November 2020 – Georgia, Jamaica, Malaysia, Peru, Zimbabwe,

UNESCO and the Georgian Heritage Crafts Association are embarking on a pilot activity to inventory living heritage in Old Tbilisi, Georgia. The project will use the community-based inventorying methodology developed by UNESCO to identify and document traditional crafts, performing arts, festivals ›››


European safeguarding activities reactivated in November despite lockdown

15 November 2020 – Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Serbia,

Despite the reactivation of lockdown measures in some European countries due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several institutions have proceeded with the organization of online events to enhance dialogue among living heritage bearers and specialists and to continue the implementation of ›››


Nearly US$500,000 granted to support safeguarding activities in Antigua and Bermuda, Burundi, Egypt, South Sudan and Uruguay

8 October 2020 – Antigua and Barbuda, Burundi, Egypt, Uruguay, South Sudan,

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund provides assistance to States Parties in their efforts to safeguard their living heritage. Last September, the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage examined International Assistance requests under US$100,000. A ›››


A General Assembly marked by emergency-related issues

11 September 2020 –

With all appropriate sanitary measures due to the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, 250 delegates representing more than 140 countries gathered for the eighth session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the 2003 Convention. The debates were conducted by H.E. Mr Amara Camara ›››