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CIOFF® is an Official Partner of UNESCO, accredited to the UNESCO ICH Committee. Created in 1970, the duty of CIOFF® is safeguarding, promotion and diffusion of traditional culture and folklore.

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CIOFF® delegation in CIOFF® during the 17th Session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Commity held in Rabat, Morocco.

CIOFF® delegation in CIOFF® during the 17th Session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Commity held in Rabat, Morocco.

Successful week for CIOFF® during the 17th Session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Commity for Intangible Cultural Heritage safeguarding held in Rabat, Morocco.

Around 1000 people attended the meeting as well as 217 NGOs accredited to this Committee. As usual, Committee discussed more than 50 nominations to be put on the UNESCO ICH lists. Paralelly, the UNESCO ICH-NGO Forum had daily meetings including the elections of the Executive Board (new members from Europe, Asia and International NGO were elected).

CIOFF® delegation took part of Important achievements within the Committee and the ICH-NGO Forum meetings, which keep positiong us as a commited organization for ICH safeguarding:

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Date of publication: 02.12.2022

Dr. Alejandro Camacho Gnzalez is the new president

Dr. Alejandro Camacho Gnzalez is the new president

During the 51° CIOFF® General Assembly held in Puerto Vallarta - Mexico, the attending delegates elected new members for some of the council vacant positions, namely:

Alejandro Camacho from Mexico, CIOFF® International was elected to serve the organizaion as the president
Bart Dewitte from Belgium, was elected as CIOFF® International treasurer
Laura López from Colombia, was elected as chairperson of the Youth Coordinating Committee

Congratulations to the new council members!

Date of publication: 12.11.2022

The cultural conference

The cultural conference


During 10 of November night, we finished the Cultural Conference component with the film "Querétaro, tierra viva" from Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro folklore group, showing different traditional living dances through a professional documentary. Thanks to Dolores Zúñiga, director of the UAQ folklore group for sharing this.
Later that night, child ensemble from Vallarta Azteca Folklore Group had a presentation for the attendees of the World Congress and hotel guests, showing the importance of children participation within cultural and especially folklore activities. Thanks for their amazing performance!

Date of publication: 11.11.2022

child ensemble from Vallarta Azteca Folklore Group

 child ensemble from Vallarta Azteca Folklore Group

During 10 of November night, child ensemble from Vallarta Azteca Folklore Group had a presentation for the attendees of the World Congress and hotel guests, showing the importance of children participation within folklore activities. Thanks for their amazing performance!

Date of publication: 11.11.2022

Cioff world congress summary of 9.11.2022

Cioff world  congress summary of 9.11.2022

During 09 November during the first session of the General Assembly, the cultural conference took place around Mexican ICH: Day of the Death celebration in Michoacán led by José Felipe Martínez and the costume evolution from the Jarabe Tapatío led by Ismael García.

Later that day, we had the presentation of Best Practices with participation of the following countries:
Colombia - National Youth Meeting of CIOFF® Colombia (by Nicolás Andrade)
Italy - CIOFF® Italy and the Conference of Intangible Cultural Heritage (by Francesco Mallozzi)
Canada - The Community Folk Art Council of Toronto (by Catherine Limbertie)
Austria - Teaching and Preserving Austrian Folk Dances in digital format using and creating an APP - (by Gunther Lippitz).
Estonia - Call-to-action “Let’s Get Mumming!” (by Monika Tomingas)

Thanks to everyone for their participation and important contribution to these activities.

Date of publication: 10.11.2022

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