Training for periodic reporting on Cultural Heritage launched

UNESCO’s Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Convention 2003) around the World protects intangible cultural heritage such as cultural practices, dances, chants around the world. The Convention includes a clausel to deliver reporting on the status quo, which allows State Parties to assess their implementation of the Convention, evaluate their capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage, report on their inventories of intangible cultural heritage and update the status of elements inscribed on the Representative List. They are also one of the Convention’s key mechanisms for international cooperation, allowing States and communities to benefit from the experience gained in other States Parties and to exchange information on effective safeguarding measures and strategies.

A new online training course for the reformed UNESCO Convention 2003 periodic reporting process has beein launched on May 19 with national focal points for periodic reporting from 33 countries and associated member States of UNESCO across Latin America and the Caribbean Region.