DPRK Continues its ICH Safeguarding Efforts

The UNESCO Beijing Office held a training workshop on ICH inventorying from 26 September to 3 October 2018 in Pyongyang, The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Hosted by the National Authority for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in DPRK,...

Tell your #livingheritage Story—ICH through the Eyes of Youth

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, to emphasize the relevance of intangible cultural heritage in contemporary society and the importance of its intergenerational transmission, created a series of audiovisual stories on how young people engage with intangible cultural heritage. These clips were produced...

Survey on Lighter Ways of Sharing ICH Safeguarding Practices

For more than ten years, the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has been implemented worldwide. Many organizations and institutions have been developing activities at different scales and in multiple domains to address complex situations. How...

Kiribati and Singapore Join the 2003 Convention

By depositing their instrument of ratification respectively on 2 January and 22 February, Kiribati and Singapore became the 176th and 177th States to join the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. As States Party to the...

2019 Cycle Nominations Deadline Extended to 3 April

UNESCO sets 3 April 2018 (by 6 pm Paris time) as the deadline for submitting the following forms: nominations to the Urgent Safeguarding List and Representative List proposals to the Register for Good Safeguarding Practices Requests for International Assistance As...

UNESCO Released ICH and Youth Video Series

Despite the wide outreach and growing impact of the 2003 Convention among its 177 States Party, there is still a pressing need to raise public awareness, especially among the youth, about the dynamics of intangible cultural heritage and its relevance...

Engaging the Community to Safeguard Singapore’s ICH

Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) as defined by the 2003 UNESCO Convention encompasses the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, and skills, which communities recognize as part of their cultural heritage. In the case of Singapore, ICH is important as it represents the...

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