22 December 2020     UNESCO  Conferences  

During this year's 15th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, three items were inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Protection and 29 items on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The event took place from 14 to 19 December 2020 online.

The members of the committee, chaired by Ms. Olivia Grunge, also added three programs to the Register of Good Protective Practices and allocated $99,239 from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund for an approved project for Namibia.

For the first time this year, Finland, Malta, Paraguay and Singapore have been added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List, which currently contains items from a total of 131 countries, with a total of 492 items.

The edition has the largest number of multinational nominations, with 14 entries testifying to the ability of the intangible cultural heritage to unite people and promote international cooperation.

Additions to the list of intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent protection can be found - here.