Category 2 Centres explore future avenues for collaboration

14 September 2023 Co-organized by the UNESCO Living Heritage Entity and the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe based in Sofia, Bulgaria, the meeting took place on September 5 and 6, 2023, at the Small Basilica in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The Roman Small Basilica of Philippopolis with its Roman mosaics […]

The MCISYP Vice Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Visits ROK to Cooperate on a Traditional Crafts ODA Project

The International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP) invited the delegation from the Ministry of Culture, Information, Sports, and Youth Policy of the Kyrgyz Republic (MCISYP). The delegation included Ainura Askarova, the MCISYP Vice Minister. They stayed for five days from 28 August […]

Relaunching the MOOC on Living Heritage and Sustainable Development with additional languages

When it comes to sustainable development, the topic of intangible cultural heritage—or living heritage—is inadequately discussed despite its connection to gender equality, health, education, economic expansion, environmental preservation, and jobs creation, among others. Living heritage is a source of well-being by ensuring the future resilience for next generations, which can be a factor in sustainable […]

World Children’s Festival for Intangible Cultural Heritage

The 2023 World Children’s Festival for Intangible Cultural Heritage is approaching. It will be a comprehensive festival, including performances, exhibitions, and hands-on experience opportunities on global intangible cultural heritage (ICH) for children. The festival will also bring ICH close to the families, especially targeting children as the future ICH-safeguarding generations. This festival, hosted by Jeonju […]


1-5 March 2024, Penang, Malaysia CALL FOR SPEAKERS OBJECTIVES World Heritage Site Managers are the frontliners of the UNESCO 1972 Convention with responsibilities to conserve, protect and safeguard the Outstanding Universal Values of respective World Heritage Sites. Yet, the roles, responsibilities and challenges faced by these individuals and entities have received limited recognition from international […]

Recruiting participants for the 2023 ASEAN-ROK Youth Metaverse Idea Contest

We are now recruiting ASEAN youths to participate in the 2023 ASEAN-ROK Youth Metaverse Idea Contest (Focusing on Cultural Heritage) jointly organized by Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency (BIPA) and ASEAN-ROK Working Committee on Cultural Heritage Cooperation. In this contest, ASEAN college (or graduate) students can propose ideas related to cultural heritage and tourism using […]

Webinar : Bringing Living Heritage to the Classroom in East Asia

ICHCAP is co-organizing a webinar in East Asia on August 10 (Thursday) under the theme of “Bringing Living Heritage to the Classroom in East Asia” in collaboration with the UNESCO Beijing Office. ICHCAP has been working on the project on ICH and Education as a mean of safeguarding measure for intangible cultural heritage in formal […]