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Beneficiary Countries

(Asia and the Pacific, 2012-2016)

In response to the States Parties' emphasis of the importance of strengthening the capacities of developing countries to effectively implement the Convention. UNESCO has focused its programmes for the 2010-2011 biennium on a global strategy of capacity building among Member States and will continue to do the same in future years.

In the Asia-Pacific Region, with the support of JapaneseKorean and Norwegian Funds-in-Trust, there are altogether 15 countries selected to benefit from UNESCO workshop series to increase national capacity for implementing the 2003 Convention in the areas that each nation is in need. Workshops in 10 countries -- Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sri Lanka and Timor Leste -- are implemented through UNESCO Offices in Bangkok, Apia, Jakarta, New Delhi and Phnom Penh. Workshops implemented through UNESCO Offices in Almaty and Tashkent are in four countries, namely, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Below are details about workshops organised in these countries.

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Expert Meetings

Workshop on Practices of Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding (Fujian province, China, 12-18 June 2015)


Training of trainers workshop on safeguarding plans and policy support for intangible cultural heritage for facilitators from the Asia-Pacific Region (Shenzhen, China, 19-23 January 2015)


Meeting of the Consultative Body of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (Paris, 3-7 September 2012)


Review Meeting among International Experts (Beijing, 7-10 November 2012)


Implementation Workshop (Paro, 14-18 May 2012)

Inventorying Workshop (Phuntsoling, 2-9 April 2013)

Nomination Workshop (3-7 March 2014)


Implementation Workshop (Phnom Penh, 13-17 August 2012)

Inventorying Workshop (Siem Reap, 14-21 February 2013)

Nomination Workshop (Phnom Penh, 21-25 October 2013)


Implementation Workshop (Suva, late-September 2015 TBC)

Inventorying Workshop (TBC)

Policy Advisory Mission (TBC)

Workshop on Safeguarding Measures (TBC)

Nomination Workshop (TBC)


Implementation Workshop (Almaty, 18-21 February 2013)


Introductory Meeting of the Convention to the Authority and Related Stakeholders (Thalat, 24-28 July 2011)

Implementation Workshop (Vientiane, 11-15 June 2012)

Inventorying Workshop (Vientiane, 11-18 June 2013)

Nomination Workshop (VIentiane, 20-24 January 2014)

Policy Advisory Mission (TBC)

Workshop on Safeguarding Measures (TBC)


Assessment of the Implementation (Ulaanbaatar, 28-29 May 2012)

Implementation Workshop (Ulaanbaatar, 19-23 November 2012)

Inventorying Workshop (Ulaanbaatar, 20-28 May 2013)

Nomination Workshop (Ulaanbaatar, October 2015 TBC)

Workshop on Safeguarding Measures (TBC)


Consultative and Preparatory Meeting (Nay Pyi Taw, 25-27 December 2013)

Ratification and Implementation Workshop (Mandalay, 5-9 May 2014)

Inventorying Workshop (Inle, 27 October - 3 November 2014)

Nomination Workshop (Inle, 13-18 September 2015)


Implementation Workshop (Kathmandu, 16-20 April 2012)

Inventorying Workshop (Jiri, 21-28 January 2013)

Nomination Workshop (Kathmandu, 16-20 September 2013)

Papua New Guinea

Implementation Workshop (Port Moresby, 14-18 May 2012)

Inventorying Workshop (Goroka, 22-27 October 2012)


Ratification Workshop (Apia, 14-15 February 2012)

Implementation Workshop (Apia, 11-15 February 2013)

Inventorying Workshop (Apia and Savaii Island, 21-26 October 2013)

Nomination Workshop (Apia, late-November 2015 TBC)

Policy Advisory Mission (TBC)

Workshop on Safeguarding Measures (TBC)

Sri Lanka

Implementation Workshop (Colombo, 25-29 June 2012)

Inventorying Workshop (Kandy, 10-17 March 2013)

Nomination Workshop (Colombo, 3-7 February 2014)

Policy Advisory Mission (TBC)

Workshop on Safeguarding Measures (TBC)

Timor Leste

Ratification Workshop (Dili, 22-23 September 2011)

Implementation Workshop (Dili and Suai, 10-14 April 2012)

Inventorying Workshop (Suai, 22-26 October 2012 and 16-18 April 2013)

Nomination Workshop (Dili, 3-6 December 2013)


Implementation Workshop (Tashkent, 3-7 July 2012)