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Reviving worshipping practices of sacred sites in Mongolia

16 June 2022 – Mongolia,

Key expeditions were organized in Mongolia as part of the International Assistance (IA) project ‘Supporting natural and cultural sustainability through the revitalization and transmission of the traditional practices of worshipping the sacred sites in Mongolia’. With representatives of local organizations and liv ›››

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Community-based needs identification underway for living heritage among displaced communities from Ukraine

16 May 2022 – Hungary, Republic of Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine,

In cooperation with national partners, UNESCO launched a community-based needs identification for living heritage among communities, groups and individuals from Ukraine displaced in five neighbouring countries: Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. The needs identification was highlighted as a priority area ›››

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Countries of Central America and the Caribbean come together to safeguard their Afro-descendant living heritage

12 May 2022 – Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama,

Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, all States Parties to the 2003 Convention, are the eight member States of the Central American Integration System(SICA). Together with Cuba, they have agreed during a recent meeting ›››

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A new UNESCO brochure on living heritage and emergencies

2 May 2022 –

Living heritage throughout the world is increasingly affected by emergencies, including conflicts and disasters. On the one hand, emergencies directly threaten the practice and transmission of intangible cultural heritage, which provides a foundation to people’s identity and wellbeing. On the other h ›››

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