Conference on Exploring and Safeguarding Shared Intangible Cultural Heritage in East Asia to be held on 10 September
Within the framework of UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO, in collaboration with UNESCO Beijing Cluster and the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP), is virtually organizing the “Exploring and Safeguarding Shared Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in East Asia Conference” on 10 September 2021 from 13:00 to 16:00 (Ulaanbaatar time).
Since 2014, Mongolia has been jointly organizing this conference with UNESCO Beijing Cluster Office and ICHCAP in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia biannually by encompassing East Asian countries such as the Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Japan, which are all State Parties to the UNESCO 2003 Convention. This initiative was scheduled to be organized in 2020, nevertheless, got postponed until 2021 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, distinguished culture specialists, professors and experts from Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of China, Japan and Mongolia will be representing their following countries to prepare case studies, which will reflect on multinational nominations, current situation of safeguarding of shared ICH and the significance of shared ICH to enhance the sub-regional cooperation. Thereby, all of the case studies will be compiled into a publication on the exploration and safeguarding of shared ICH in the East Asian sub-region.
Accordingly, all of the experts, culture professionals and professors will be presenting their case studies during the upcoming conference on 10 September 2021. Thereupon, this conference will create an opportunity for East Asian countries to promote their ICHs, share their excellent safeguarding practices and strengthen the collaboration in the sub-region.