Meetings on intangible cultural heritage (co-)organized by UNESCO

45 element(s)

Safeguarding indigenous heritage and languages through education programmes
10-12-2019Bogota (Colombia)

Workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage
24-11-2019/02-12-2019Ramallah (Palestine)

National workshop on the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention
17/21-11-2019Ramallah (Palestine)

Training of trainers workshop on intangible cultural heritage to strengthen the facilitators network in the Arab States
04/08-11-2019Oujda (Morocco)

Capacity-building workshop to raise awareness on the 2003 Convention and the elaboration of inventories
29-10-2019N’Djamena (Chad)

Workshop on ‘Integrating Intangible Cultural Heritage in School-Based Education’
26/29-10-2019Vienna (Austria)

Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in formal and non-formal education
07/08-10-2019Paris (France)

Intangible cultural heritage and sustainable development: Training for facilitators from Europe
01/03-10-2019Plovdiv (Bulgaria)

Workshop on preparing nominations and international assistance
08/12-09-2019Cairo (Egypt)

Seventh annual meeting of category 2 centres in the field of intangible cultural heritage
02/03-09-2019Algiers (Algeria)

Subregional meeting in Northeast Asia: ICH in Education: Towards Joint Collaboration for Promoting ICH in Formal and Non-Formal Education
28/29-08-2019Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Paraguay
19/20-08-2019Library and Central Archive of the National Congress of Asuncion (Paraguay)

2019 Community Based Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Tongatapu
12/16-08-2019NUKUALOFA (Tonga)

Community-based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Viet Nam
05/09-08-2019Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam)

Workshop on developing safeguarding plans for intangible cultural heritage
04/08-08-2019Cairo (Egypt)

Third meeting of the 14.COM Bureau
22-07-2019/05-08-2019Electronic consultation (-)

Training of trainers’ workshop on intangible cultural heritage - Strengthening the network of facilitators in Africa
09/13-07-2019Algiers (Algeria)

Capacity-Building Workshop on the ICH Safeguarding Plan for Sustainable Development in the Republic of Korea
01/05-07-2019Jeonju (Republic of Korea)

Workshop on the community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage
24-06-2019/05-07-2019Beirut (Lebanon)

Safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage and community-based inventorying - National training of trainers
24/28-06-2019Tirana (Albania)

Sub-regional meeting for ICH safeguarding in South Asia on ICH and education
24/26-06-2019Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Second meeting of the 14.COM Bureau
20-06-2019UNESCO Headquarters (France)

Intangible cultural heritage of the Silk Roads: Identification and Inventorying in Tajikistan
18/21-06-2019Dushanbe (Tajikistan)

Sub-regional meeting: Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through formal and non-formal education in Central Asia
18/19-06-2019Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Training of National Trainers Workshop on Developing Safeguarding Plan for Intangible Cultural Heritage in Thailand
17/23-06-2019Chiang Mai (Thailand)

13th Annual Meeting of the South-East European Experts Network on Intangible CUltural Heritage
16/18-06-2019Cremona (Italy)

Community-Based Inventorying of ICH in Armenia
04/07-06-2019Yerevan (Armenia)

Capacity Building Workshop on the Implementation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention in the Solomon Islands
03/07-06-2019Honiara (Solomon Islands)

Expert meeting on intangible cultural heritage in emergencies
21/22-05-2019UNESCO Headquarters, Paris (France)

Link for direct access 

Twenty-one international experts gathered on 21 and 22 May at UNESCO Headquarters at the request of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage see Decision to explore operational modalities of action for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in situation of emergencies.
The dual dimension of emergencies and living heritage was underlined during the event - on one hand the threats on the viability of living heritage in such situations and on the other hand, the role of living heritage as a resource for preparedness, recovery, resilience and reconciliation. Experts highlighted the complexity and breadth of emergencies and their impact on living heritage and stressed that saving people is the first step towards safeguarding living heritage as the latter is inseparable from its bearers. In this regard, cooperation with humanitarian actors and other relevant stakeholders is fundamental.
Experts also highlighted the principle of community-based actions, which is at the core of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The outcomes of the meeting will be reported to the fourteen session of the Intergovernmental Committee in Bogota, Colombia, from 9 to 14 December 2019, in order to inform the discussion on this matter.


  • Expert Meeting on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Emergencies: English|French
  • Preliminary programme
    LHE/19/EXP/1 Rev.2: English|French
  • Presentation - Session 1: Frameworks - Other relevant international instruments and standards: English
  • Presentation - Session 2: Intangible cultural heritage in emergencies - Overlapping issues: English
  • Presentation - Session 3: Intangible cultural heritage and existing operational modalities: English
  • Presentation - Session 4: Defining Methodological Guidance: English
  • Working document
    LHE/19/EXP/2: English|French
  • List of participants
    LHE/19/EXP/3 Rev.: English/French
  • Presentation - Opening: English|French
  • Presentation - Session 1: UNESCO Frameworks: English|French
  • Presentation - Session 2: Disasters (by Mr Hiroki Takakura): English
  • Presentation - Session 2: Conflict (by Mr Lassana Cissé): French

Intangible cultural heritage of the Silk Roads: Identification and Inventorying in Kyrgyzstan
14/17-05-2019Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

From Ratification to Implementation: Pacific Intangible Cultural Heritage Workshop held in Nadi
13-05-2019/17-06-2019Nadi (Fiji)

Side event on the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage: Opportunities for indigenous peoples
22-04-2019New York (United States of America)

Needs assessment for the implementation of the 2003 Convention in Togo
19-04-2019/12-05-2019Lome (Togo)

Workshop on the community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage
14/23-04-2019Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

3rd Training of trainers workshop for Central Asia
08/12-04-2019Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

First meeting of the 14.COM Bureau
21-03-2019UNESCO Headquarters (France)

UNESCO awareness-raising workshop in Mogadishu
20-03-2019Mogadishu, Somalia (Somalia)

Training Workshop on Participatory Inventory Development with Communities
19/29-03-2019Moroni (Comoros)

Workshop on Community based inventorying of the 2003 Convention
03/12-03-2019Cairo (Egypt)

Information and exchange session on the provisional upstream dialogue for nominations to be examined in 2019 by the Intergovernmental Committee
01-03-2019Paris (France)

Workshop and advisory services on nomination files to the lists of the 2003 Convention
26/28-02-2019Victoria (Seychelles)

Workshop for the Implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
20/22-02-2019Beirut (Lebanon)

Training on inventorying and technical assistance for setting up an inventory framework
13/17-01-2019Khartoum (Sudan)