Three New Translations of UNESCO Policy Brochures in Bengali, Indonesian, and Dhivehi

ICHCAP recently published new translations of two brochures in the kit of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage so States Party can better understand ICH from a global perspective. The new translations are in Bengali, Indonesian, and Dhivehi.

The two brochures, one on the relationship between ICH and sustainable development and the other on ICH and gender, were published with the cooperation of UNESCO Office in Dhaka, the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia, and the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Heritage of the Republic of Maldives.

The brochure topics are related to UNESCO’s key policy agendas, which have garnered international attention. “ICH and Sustainable Development” summarizes the contributions of ICH to sustainable development based on three dimensions indicated in the action plan of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development—inclusive social development, environmental sustainability, and inclusive economic development—and the prerequisites for sustainable development: peace and security. “ICH and Gender” introduces the mutual relationship between gender norms and ICH and emphasizes that understanding the intimacy between ICH and gender is important for effective ICH safeguarding and gender equality.

The translated brochures are downloadable as .pdf files on ICHCAP’s website and on UNESCO’s website.


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