The protection of Intangible Heritage

In 2003, the UNESCO General Conference signed the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage to encourage, in the age of globalisation, mutual understanding and respect for different ways of life.
Intangible Cultural Heritage includes traditions, oral expressions, performing arts, rituals, festive events, craftsmanship and traditional agricultural practices that are a living expression of the identity of the communities and people who recognise themselves in them.