13th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

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The thirteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will take place in Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius, from Monday 26 November to Saturday 1 December 2018, at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC). The meeting will be chaired by the Honourable Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, Minister of Arts and Culture of the Republic of Mauritius.

Over the six days, the twenty-four States Members of the Committee, elected by the General Assembly of the 2003 Convention, are to discuss a number of issues that are important for the safeguarding of living heritage around the world.

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Fifteen elements inscribed on Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Meeting in Mauritius until 1 December, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, inscribed 15 elements on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Representative List seeks to enhance visibility for the traditions and know-how of communities without recognizing standards of excellence or exclusivity.