Cultural Heritage and the Newly Nominated UNESCO Director-General

An 13 October, after the fifth round of voting, the fifty-eight members of UNESCO’s Executive Board nominated former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay as the new UNESCO Director-General. The decision surfaced a day after the United States and Israel had...

UNESCO Helps Bangladesh Build Capacity for ICH Inventorying

The UNESCO Dhaka Office, in association with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, organized a five-day workshop on community-based intangible cultural heritage inventorying that was held from 24 to 28 September 2017 at the academy. The workshop was a part of a series...

Tihar Festival in Nepal

Tihar (also known as Deepawali, Diwali, or Yamapanchak) is the most celebrated festival in Nepal. It takes place on Kartik Krishna Pakshya (early or end of November) every year. The five-day-long festival is observed with various activities—the longest of which...

Fourth Advisory Committee Meeting for ICHCAP’s Programs & Strategy

ICHCAP hosted the fourth Advisory Committee Meeting for ICHCAP’s Programs & Strategy on 13 October 2017 at the Cultural Heritage Committee Room of the National Palace Museum of Korea. During the meeting, the participants examined UNESCO’s recent policy developments on...

Herbal Asia

Herbal Asia 2017, also recognized as the tenth International Trade Show & Conference for Herbal, Green and Natural Industries, was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center from 20 to 22 September 2017. Supported by governmental and private institutions, the...