UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

09/22/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/22/2020 10:27

NGOs from Bonaire, Curaçao and Suriname join Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention

From September 8 to 10 2020, the eighth session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage took place at UNESCO Headquarter in Paris. The Caribbean region celebrated the accreditation of three (3) new non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Under the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003 Convention), NGOs can be recognized for their competence in the field of intangible cultural heritage (ICH), enabling them to act in an advisory capacity to the Committee of the Convention (Article 9). Such organizations are also recognized as important stakeholders for the implementation of the Convention and the safeguarding of intangible heritage.

The organizations that joined are:

  1. Fundashon Historiko Kultural Boneriano - Bonairean Historical Cultural Foundation (FUHIKUBO), Bonaire
  2. Fundashon Museo Tula - Foundation Museum Tula, Curaçao
  3. Organisatie voor Gemeenschapswerk - Cultural and Community Organization (NAKS), Suriname