National Workshop on developing Safeguarding Plans for Intangible Cultural Heritage
A national workshop on developing Safeguarding Plans for Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) will be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from 14 to 17 July 2017. The workshop is organized by the UNESCO Office in Tashkent in close cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
UNESCO’s 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which entered into force in 2006, has already been ratified by 174 Member States of UNESCO, including Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan, which is a state party to the 2003 Convention since 2008, makes considerable efforts to safeguard and promote its rich intangible cultural heritage through a variety of activities, which are aimed at safeguarding, promotion and transmission of this heritage to next generations.
The workshop is organized as a follow-up to workshops held in Uzbekistan from 2012 to 2014 within the framework of the extra-budgetary project “Strengthening national capacities for effective safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Central Asia”, implemented by the UNESCO Offices in Tashkent and Almaty. The workshops were focused on the implementation of the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage at the national level, the elaboration of nomination files for the inscription on the UNESCO lists on the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and community-based inventorying of ICH. The present workshop is organized as part of UNESCO’s global capacity-building programme for strengthening capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage for sustainable development.
The workshop aims to strengthen the national capacity in developing safeguarding plans on intangible cultural heritage so as to contribute to the understanding of the role and synergies between ICH and sustainable development. It is expected that one of the outcomes of the workshop will be the development of safeguarding plans for new ICH elements in Uzbekistan.
The workshop will be conducted by certified international facilitators and bring together ICH experts, representatives from the Ministry of Culture, the National Commission for UNESCO and cultural institutions of Uzbekistan.