Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /home/indiab/public_html/include/connDB.php:13) in /home/indiab/public_html/ForeignDetailsPage/2012/foreignDetails051212h.php on line 3

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/indiab/public_html/include/connDB.php:13) in /home/indiab/public_html/ForeignDetailsPage/2012/foreignDetails051212h.php on line 3
Traditional dances, crafts added to UNESCO list
Make this your homepage
 
portal on indian news
Foreign
portal on indian news

Traditional dances, crafts added to UNESCO list

India Blooms News Service

Paris, Dec 5 (IBNS) Botswanan pottery-making, Indonesian handicrafts, traditional Kyrgyz carpet-threading, and the music and dance of Uganda’s Busoga people are the new elements added on Tuesday to the United Nations-endorsed list of the world’s intangible cultural heritage – part of the world body’s ongoing efforts to preserve endangered practices from fading into extinction.


The four traditions were inscribed on the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, after being chosen by a committee that is meeting at UNESCO headquarters in Paris this week.

According to UNESCO, the importance of intangible cultural heritage is not the cultural manifestation itself but “rather the wealth of knowledge and skills that is transmitted through it from one generation to the next.”

The agency adds that as older generations pass away and younger generations adapt to a more globalized and modern world, ancient traditions – and the know-how necessary to maintain them – often vanish from the collective memory of a people, their only trace left in anthologies and history books.

The earthenware pottery-making skills of Botswana’s Kgatleng District, for instance, is at risk of extinction due to the decreasing number of master potters, low prices for finished goods and the increasing use of mass-produced containers. Similarly, the woven bags created by Indonesia’s Papua people face stiff competition from industrially manufactured bags.

In Kyrgyzstan, the traditional art of felt carpet-making is also at risk of disappearing as the communal enterprise, frequently led by women in rural and mountain communities, laments a diminishing number of practitioners and a lack of governmental safeguarding. And Bigwala, the traditional song and dance of Uganda’s Busoga Kingdom, also faces a threat to its survival with only four older masters with the skills for performing still remaining.

To be inscribed by the committee, elements must comply with a series of criteria, including contributing to spreading the knowledge of intangible cultural heritage and promoting awareness of its importance.

The List was inaugurated in November 2008 in accordance with UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, which seeks to protect the world’s oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, craftsmanship and knowledge of nature.

Before its current session ends on Friday, the committee is expected to evaluate another two nominations – from China and Mexico – for possible inclusion on the intangible heritage list.

portal on indian news
 


More Foreign
Foreign Archive >>   

Tags
violence   rebels   UN   Central African Republic   Intervention Brigade   MONUSCO   Security Council   DR Congo   human rights   YouTube   crackdown   Turkey   UN   registered refugees   Somali refugees   Kenya   UN   food security   UN backed fund   food security fund   UN   aid delivery   urgent operation   UN   South Sudan   access to civilians   humanitarian situation   UN   Syria   East Jerusalem   displacement of Palestinians   demolitions   UN   crisis   Ukraine   Ban Ki-moon   Jens Stoltenberg   Jens Stoltenberg NATO chief   ballistic missiles   missile launch   DPR Korea   Ban Ki-moon   Special Envoy   UNESCO   Peng Liyuan   China   referendum   Crimea   UN   General Assembly   Ukraine   African Union   escalating violence   UN   Darfur   economic well-being   agricultural sector   youths   UN   Africa   UN   Côte d’Ivoire   reconciliation   Impartial justice   security   stability   crisis   Anbar province   UN   Iraq   Iranian border guard killed   Iran   border guards   Ban Ki-moon   terrorism   Yemen   Hadramawt   attack   Security Council   civil war   international attention   Sierra Leone   UN   humanitarian operations   funds   UN   Central African Republic   forced eviction   Con Dau   Vietnam   land-grabbing case   UN   mass imposition   death penalty   UN   Egypt   UN staff   protection   staff   UN  


 
To Post Your Comment On This Article Click Here

Comments Posted on this news:

There are no comments on this News.

portal on indian news
IndiaBlooms Plus
Video
indiablooms Video
BJP lashes out at Rahul Gandhi's statement on Imran Masood Bani : Bani is no more , Maya will play the role Cheerleaders dance their way to a spot on NFL squad
Photo Feature
DWIH hosts road show in Science City 2 States:New Poster Nissan launches Datsun Go
DWIH hosts road show in Science City 2 States:New Poster Nissan launches Datsun Go
portal on indian news

 

 

portal on indian news
portal on indian news
 
About Us  |  Writers  |  Advertise with Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service  |  Contact Us  |  Sitemap   |  Send Feedback
Copyright © 2008 Indiablooms.com. All rights reserved.   Copyright / IP Policy   |  Company Info
Increase Page Rank