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2020 ICH NGO Conference to be held on 12-13 November

Safeguarding ICH through resilience ICHCAP and the ICH NGO Forum will hold the online 2020 ICH NGO Conference from 12 to 13 November. Since 2016, the 1st Asia-Pacific NGO Conference held in Jeonju, Korea, has continued biennially. This year,  participants will discuss themes involving 'ICH and Resilience in Crisis'. The conference will…
ICH NGO Forum
November 4, 2020
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A call for audiovisual works on Intangible Cultural Heritage

  This call is addressed to independent filmmakers, associations, civil organizations and public and private institutions that are interested in entering one or more works whose topics are inspired on, or related to intangible Cultural Heritage (oral traditions and expressions. Other topics may include language as a vector of intangible…
ICH NGO Forum
October 28, 2020
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Crafting Resilience: a webinar on four case studies from India

“Crafting Resilience: Craft communities and their resilience as embedded in the traditional knowledge: A critical component of intangible cultural heritage” organized by ICOMOS India and NSC-Intangible Cultural Heritage as a part of ICOMOS International webinar series on 31st October 2020 from 11 am GMT to 1 pm GMT (4.30 to…
ICH NGO Forum
October 27, 2020
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Webinar Series on Maritime ICH: 29-30 October 2020

ICHCAP (Director-General Gi Hyung Keum), in collaboration with the UNESCO Apia Office, will hold a two-day ICH Webinar Series on Maritime ICH on 29 and 30 October 2020. The theme of the web seminar is “Maritime Living Heritage: Building Sustainable Livelihood and Ecosystems in the Asia-Pacific Region”. The webinar is…
ICH NGO Forum
October 16, 2020
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Call for Candidates for the Steering Committee

(voir ci-dessous pour la version française) Only for accredited NGOs​ Dear NGO members, The Electoral Board is pleased to launch the call for candidates for the ICH NGO Forum Steering Committee. The four newly elected members shall represent the regions of Africa, Asian and Pacific states, Western Europe and North…
ICH NGO Forum
October 12, 2020
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ICH NGO Forum Statement at 8.GA

Presented by Meg Nömgård, chair of the ICH NGO Forum Steering Committee. Download the Statement. Distinguished Delegates of the States Parties to the 2003 Convention and UNESCO Secretariat, I direct this message on behalf of the Steering Committee of the ICH NGO Forum and the accredited organizations that work actively with the communities…
ICH NGO Forum
September 9, 2020
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ICH in Urban Contexts: a soft publication is now available

On Sunday, 8 December 2019 the ICH-NGO Forum organized the symposium Intangible Cultural Heritage in Urban Contexts. The presentations were published in a soft publication pdf, that is available on this website. Download the pdf file from here. Recurring themes Four themes keep recurring in this publication: ICH-Urban policies: two…
ICH NGO Forum
September 6, 2020
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Traditional Art in Contemporary Times: an international webinar

British Council India and Contact Base are organizing an international webinar on "Traditional Art in Contemporary Times". Experts and practitioners from across the globe will look at how traditional art is evolving in contemporary times and also explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on living heritage worldwide. Speakers are Patricia…
ICH NGO Forum
August 19, 2020
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ICH Webinar Series: Session 3 is now open for registration

Co-organised by the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP) and UNESCO Office in Bangkok, the ICH Webinar Series features experts in the ICH field and is open to the public. The ICH Webinar Series Session 3 is…
ICH NGO Forum
July 20, 2020
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Kaustinen Folk Music Festival finds the ways to do it online

Thousands of cultural and heritage events throughout the world have been cancelled due to covid-19 pandemic. Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, the major Finnish folk music and dance event and one of the majors in Northern Europe, also had to tell this sad message to its dedicated friends. In order to…
ICH NGO Forum
July 14, 2020
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Call for Papers: ICH and Resilience in Crisis

ICHCAP, in collaboration with ICH NGO Forum, is pleased to invite NGOs to participate in the online 2020 ICH NGO Conference: ICH and Resilience in Crisis to be held on 12 and 13 November 2020. Since 2014, ICHCAP has been organizing the conference biennially. The conference gives premium focus on the work of…
ICH NGO Forum
July 3, 2020
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ICH Webinar Series

Co-organised by the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP) and UNESCO Office in Bangkok, the ICH Webinar Series features experts in the ICH field and is open to the public. The ICH Webinar Series is free and…
ICH NGO Forum
June 26, 2020
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Jeonju International Awards for Promoting ICH

The selection process was very challenging as all applicants demonstrated good practices for the safeguarding ICH with courage and lofty spirit. Only three applicants (individuals and organizations) were selected as finalists from thirty-nine applicants from 27 countries on six continents. Jeonju City announces the following three finalist candidates for public…
ICH NGO Forum
June 23, 2020
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ICH Webinar Series

Co-organised by the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP) and UNESCO Office in Bangkok, the ICH Webinar Series features experts in the ICH field and is open to the public. The first session of this Webinar Series…
ICH NGO Forum
June 16, 2020
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Memoriamedia Review: call for papers on life stories and narratives

© Memória Imaterial MEMORIAMEDIA Review (MI/IELT) is an online publication (with peer review and open access) dedicated to promote, communicate and document projects, studies and archives of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Collective Memory and Oral History. For this issue, authors are invited to submit unpublished works about LIFE STORIES and NARRATIVES. Deadline: 30th June 2020 More information and…
ICH NGO Forum
June 1, 2020
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International conference on living human treasures

(See below for the french version) Topic International conference on living human treasures systems in the world. Description The purpose of this international conference is to promote the exchange and pooling of information on living human treasures (THV) systems implemented by different states around the world. These systems are inspired…
ICH NGO Forum
May 28, 2020
Youth ICH Storytelling Contest Online Exhibition ⓒ ICHCAPNews

2019 Asia-Pacific Youth ICH Storytelling Contest: the online exhibition

Youth ICH Storytelling Contest Online Exhibition ⓒ ICHCAP As a UNESCO category 2 center, ICHCAP organized the youth ICH storytelling contest with the aim to support ICH safeguarding activities of young practitioners. Youth practitioners play an essential role, as ICH relies on direct transmission among community members. Their activities and…
ICH NGO Forum
May 26, 2020
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Call for the 2020 ICH NGO Forum Election Board

(See below for the french version) The ICH NGO Forum has opened a call for candidates to the 2020 ICH NGO Forum Election Board. The ICH NGO Forum Election Board is responsible for organizing and overseeing elections for the ICH NGO Forum’s Steering Committee, which take place to the side…
ICH NGO Forum
May 20, 2020
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Intangible Cultural Heritage & Inventories: Call for participation

The DIGITAL ICH Observatory is conducting a survey on Inventories & Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). With this survey they intend to study the practices and opinions of users of ICH inventories. The survey refers to the different domains of ICH - oral expressions (legends, folk tales, traditional songs ...); arts…
ICH NGO Forum
April 6, 2020
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8th session of General Assembly postponed

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the eighth session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the 2003 Convention (originally foreseen from 9 to 11 June 2020) has been rescheduled to take place from 25 to 27 August 2020 (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris). According to these new dates, all…
ICH NGO Forum
March 27, 2020
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Traditional food, sharing experiences from the field

ICHCAP published the book Living Heritage Series – Traditional Food in collaboration with the ICHNGO Forum’s #HeritageAlive. The Living Heritage Series is a serial publication on regional/national transmission and safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage elements. It focuses on a different topic each time, discussing the relevant intangible cultural heritage of…
ICH NGO Forum
March 4, 2020
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International Conference on the Craft of the Miller

- -  CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE CORONA EPIDEMIC - -  In 2017, the craft of the miller was the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ first inscription on the Representative List of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. One of the aims of this inscription was and is…
ICH NGO Forum
March 3, 2020