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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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January 11, 2024 in #heritageAlive, News

Albert van der Zeijden Prize: the 2023 winner is Charlotte Courtois

On December 6th, 2023, during the UNESCO 18.COM in Kasane, Botswana, #HeritageAlive and the ICH NGO Forum had the pleasure to award Charlotte Courtois from the UNESCO accredited NGO Konstelacio in France, this year’s Albert van der Zeijden Prize. With this award Charlotte is being recognized for her contributions to…
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January 10, 2024 in News

2024 Jeonju International Awards for Promoting ICH

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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December 21, 2023 in #heritageAlive, News

Storytelling: the new book from #HeritageAlive

Storytelling is more than stories. Storytelling connects generations, families, friends, creates identity, curiosity and stimulates creativity, in the spirit of the 2003 Convention. This book, with the topic Storytelling, was made with contributions from twelve writers, representing different NGOs, from countries across the globe. Here you can download and read…
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November 29, 2023 in News

The activities of the ICH NGO Forum during the 18.COM

Download the agenda of the ICH NGO Forum's activities during the 18th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage that will be held in Kasane, Republic of Botswana, from December 3 to December 9, 2023. The agenda is available here. The Executive Board produced…
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