Tunisia, December 3rd Rabat news: The 17th regular session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO closed on the 3rd in Rabat, the capital of Morocco. At this regular session, a total of 47 items were included in the United Nations Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
Among the 47 items, 4 are included in the list of intangible cultural heritage urgently in need of protection, including the traditional Turkish Ahrat stone carvings, Vietnamese Zhan pottery techniques, etc.; 39 items are included in the list of human cultural heritage. The list of representative works of intangible cultural heritage, including traditional Chinese tea-making techniques and related customs, traditional Cambodian martial arts, French baguettes, popular Algerian folk songs, etc.; another 4 items were included in the list of excellent intangible cultural heritage practices.
UNESCO stated on its official website that one-third of the items included in the list of intangible cultural heritage this year are related to the protection of nature and biodiversity, showing that the international community determination to make the protection of the environment a priority under all circumstances.
The regular session opened in Rabat on 28 November.
The UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage is the statutory body of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. UNESCO believes that intangible cultural heritage not only maintains the sense of identity and continuity of relevant communities, groups and individuals, but also is an important resource to ensure the world’s cultural diversity and human creativity.