Ethics and Intangible Cultural Heritage

Ethics refers to norms of conduct regarding acceptable and unacceptable behaviors within a society or community—not necessarily from a legal perspective, but from a human or cultural perspective. Much of the discussion and literature on ethics in living heritage safeguarding...

Protecting Our Heritage and Fostering Creativity

In today’s interconnected world, culture's power to transform societies is clear. Its diverse manifestations – from our cherished historic monuments and museums to traditional practices and contemporary art forms – enrich our everyday lives in countless ways. Heritage constitutes a source...

Intangible Heritage and Museums

ICOM believes museums have a role to play in the protection of intangible heritage and is committed to the defense of this vulnerable heritage. Heritage embraces more than collections of objects or monuments, it includes intangible manifestations such as traditions...

Deadline for the 2021 Cycle Nominations

The deadline of 31 March has past for submitting nominations to the Lists of the 2003 Convention, proposals to the Register for Good Safeguarding Practices and Requests for International Assistance for examination by the Intergovernmental Committee in November/December 2021. As...

Capacity-Building Project kicks of in Palestine

Since the ratification of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage by Palestine in December 2011, UNESCO has accompanied national stakeholders in the implementation of the Convention by providing advice for the elaboration of a national...

The 14.COM documents are now available online

The complete set of documents has been published online for the fourteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage on 8 November 2019. Available in the two working languages of the Committee (English and...

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