UNESCO Headquarters (France)
An online capacity-building exercise targeting stakeholders involved in nomination preparation in Small Island and Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean is taking place from 11 to 25 September 2023.
90 experts from 20 countries, including culture officers, civil servants, consultants, academics, non-governmental organizations, and bearer communities are coming together during 5 training sessions to improve their capacities for the elaboration of nomination files for the Lists of the Convention. Throughout the sessions, South-South cooperation and knowledge sharing among SIDS in the region are also promoted.
This training is part of a capacity-building project aiming at better equipping stakeholders engaged in safeguarding to prepare files that successfully respond to the criteria of the 2003 Convention’s evaluation system, thereby resulting in the effective safeguarding of living heritage across the region and contributing to greater geographical balance of the elements inscribed on the Lists. It is generously supported by The Netherlands.
The UNESCO Living Heritage Entity is looking for a team of experts/evaluators to carry out a renewal evaluation of the International Research Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (IRCI), a UNESCO Category 2 Centre based in Osaka, Japan.
Proposals should reach UNESCO (ICHemail@example.com) no later than 17 September 2023 (midnight, Paris time).
Category 2 institutes and centres under the auspices of UNESCO are a global network of institutions of excellence in the Organization’s domains of competence. Given their expertise, these institutes and centres contribute to the implementation of UNESCO’s priorities, programmes, and global development agendas during a defined period. They foster international and regional cooperation, research, knowledge production, policy advice, and capacity enhancement. Though independent of UNESCO, category 2 institutes and centres are a privileged partner of the Organization with access to international and intergovernmental bodies and networks, and may leverage UNESCO’s international reach and convening powers. Category 2 institutes and centres under the auspices of UNESCO are an integral part of the Organization’s Comprehensive Partnership Strategy.
The 35th session of the General Conference, in its 35 C/Resolution 52, approved the establishment in Japan of the International Research Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (hereafter, ‘the Centre’). An agreement between the Gov
From 25 to 26 July 2023, the Republic of Korea will host a Global Meeting for the 20th Anniversary of the 2003 Convention. Under the theme “Unleashing the power of living heritage for sustainable development and peace”, the Meeting in Seoul will celebrate achievements of twenty years of implementing the Convention and outline a vision for its future direction. Four thematic panels explore living heritage in relation to (1) sustainable livelihoods, (2) the natural world, (3) quality education and (4) the digital environment. Leading international thinkers, policy makers, civil society, experts, and community representatives will engage in this visionary discussion, which will be live streamed for the larger public.
The event is hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (MOFA) and the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea (CHA) in collaboration with UNESCO, the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP) and the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation (CHF).
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Seoul (Republic of Korea)
The meeting organized from 21 to 23 June 2023 in Belgrade, Serbia by UNESCO, through its Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe and the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe in Sofia, Bulgaria, is generously hosted by the Ministry of Culture of Serbia.
Following up on the previous edition, this year’s session will continue exploring the nexus between intangible cultural heritage and education, with a special focus on secondary/professional/technical and vocational training - TVET and tertiary education across the South-East Europe region.
The meeting is aimed at the 2003 Convention’s Focal Points (or other appointed representatives) from Member States under the purview of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, namely, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Malta, North Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, and Türkiye. In addition, representatives from Austria and Italy will join as observers.
In the year of the 20th anniversary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the meeting will also offer the opportunity to reflect on the progress achieved so far and the priorities that lie ahead.
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