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After two years of intense work by the Intergovernmental Committee, the Operational Directives of the 2003 Convention are ready for consideration by the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention when it meets in Paris (16-19 June). Once approved, the 2003 Convention becomes fully operational.
The Culture and Tourism Ministry and UNESCO have held a workshop in Jakarta on strengthening national capacities for implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
PNG's government agencies have started in earnest preparations for ratification of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Surveys of existing practices, protocols and policies for documenting, recording and digitizing intangible cultural heritage.
The Director-General of UNESCO has laid particular emphasis on UNESCOs work to promote cultural diversity, highlighting both the importance of integrating culture into development policies, and the need to recognize the multiple forms through which cultural diversity is expressed.
Is the 2003 Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention up to the task it has set for itself?