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UNESCO Convention for the Conservation of intangible cultural Heritage - 20 th Anniversary

In celebration of the anniversary of the Convention in UNESCO, the national Commission of Latvia, in co-operation with the national cultural Centre of Latvia, offers a video dedicated to intangible cultural heritage.

Director of the national cultural Centre of Latvia Signe Puyte, urging to look at the list of Latvian intangible cultural Heritage in, says in a video story: 'Latvia is one of the first ten Member States to accede to the Convention. We really care that Latvia always has a living intangible cultural heritage that is passed on from generation to generation.”

The UNESCO Convention for the Conservation of intangible cultural Heritage is the most important international framework for the definition and conservation of intangible cultural heritage. It aims to preserve intangible cultural heritage and promote diverse heritage expressions and mutual respect among their communities. Living or intangible cultural heritage includes the forms, knowledge and skills of custom, play and oral expression, as well as related instruments, objects, artifacts and cultural spaces recognised by communities, groups and, in some cases, individual individuals as part of their cultural heritage.

The Convention was adopted on 17 October 2003 in France, Paris, while Latvia acceded to the Convention on 14 January 2005.