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Messages to the 2003 Convention

The ICH NGO Forum invites individuals and actors from around the world to share their Messages Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

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Web Dossier on Intangible Cultural Heritage and sustainable tourism

Benefits and challenges when intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and tourism meet, and to develop sustainable living heritage tourism.

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June 7, 2024 in Documents, News

Declaration for Safeguarding of ICH for Climate Change: the approved text

The Declaration for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage for Climate Change was approved by the ICH NGO Forum on 6 June 2024 by 98.51% (66) of the members voting, with 1 opposed, through an online vote. Here the approved text: Declaration on the Safeguarding of ICH for Climate Action…
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April 24, 2024 in News

2024 Jeonju International Awards for Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage

The forthcoming autumn will witness Jeonju City serving as the venue for the 2024 Jeonju International Awards for Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage (JIAPICH). This distinguished international award ceremony was instituted to commend individuals or organizations that have demonstrated exemplary leadership in the preservation and promotion of intangible cultural heritage on…
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April 15, 2024 in #heritageAlive, News

#HeritageAlive presents the Short Film Festival

Cliquez ici pour la version française #HeritageAlive invites accredited NGOs to submit short films on the theme of living heritage and cultural traditions. Selected films will be presented during the activities of the ICH NGO Forum on the sidelines of the ICH UNESCO Intergovernmental Session 19.COM, to be held from…
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April 9, 2024 in News

The ARCH: a network on safeguarding of rare crafts

The ARCH (Alliance for Rare Crafts Heritage) is a global network dedicated to safeguarding endangered crafts.  This network aim to preserve, enhance and revive crafts heritage, empower artisans, and promote sustainable craft practices that shape a vibrant and diverse future. Collaborating across borders, we foster a vibrant global network committed…
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