Workshop on Inventorying and International Cooperation Mechanisms for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

When, local time: 
Friday, 1 March 2013 - 1:00pm to Sunday, 10 March 2013 - 1:00pm
Cuba, La Habana
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Development objectives:<br /><br />• Enable the beneficiary countries to safeguard their intangible cultural heritage through effective implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, thereby contributing to sustainable development.<br />• Promote better visibility of intangible cultural heritage, awareness of its significance and function in society, and mutual respect for the heritage of others, thereby fostering cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and a culture of peace.<br /><br />Immediate objectives:<br /><br />• To assist beneficiary countries to ratify the Convention and meet their national obligations under the Convention, in particular with regards to safeguarding measures. <br />• To increase their possibilities to benefit from the mechanisms of international cooperation established by the Convention, including International Assistance from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund.<br />• To build up a critical mass of national capacity, both in government institutions and in civil society, so that the beneficiary countries will have a sustainable framework for safeguarding intangible heritage and implementing the Convention.<br />Activities of technical assistance for the beneficiary countries will take place, especially with the National Commissions for UNESCO and the National Committees for the Safeguarding of the intangible heritage.<br /><br />The workshop will focus on inventorying and international cooperation mechanisms.<br /> <br />Participants: Members of the National Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Heritage, cultural specialists, bearers, community members and other participants from civil society.<br />