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.
AREQUIPA IN THE SPOTLIGHT OF THE CULTURAL WORLD
Arequipa will host the 45th CIOFF® World Congress For several days Arequipa will become the centre of world culture. Delegates from more than 60 countries of all continents will arrive to the “land of volcanoes” to take part the 45th CIOFF® World Congress and General Assembly celebrating 45 years of existence of this non- profit organization. This will be a summit where delegates of CIOFF® National Sections of will discuss extended agendas, participate to forums, conferences and cultural activities in order to discover the great cultural profile of Peru . Arequipa has been awarded the right to hold such an prestigious international event from 10th to 18th October, in Bautzen, Germany, during the CIOFF® General Assembly of 2014. Holding this great meeting in Peru will also allow CIOFF® to celebrate 70 years of UNESCO (United Nations Educational , Scientific and Cultural Organization), of which CIOFF® is "The Official Partner " since 2012 . (Display the following...)
LAUNCH AND PRESS CONFERENCE During the Press Conference on October 7 at 11:00 , The Chairman of the Commission on Culture and Intangible Heritage of the Congress of the Peruvian Republic, Mr. Ramón Kobashigawa, will present the 45th CIOFF® World Congress, which will be held in the city of Arequipa from 10th to 18th October, in presence of the Representative of National Commission for UNESCO in Peru , Dra. Magaly Robalino; CIOFF® World President, Mr. Philippe Beaussant ,President of Peru National Section, Mr. Luciano Revoredo and the National Delegate of CIOFF® Peru , Lic . Humberto Valdivia. PATRONAGE OF UNESCO The 45th CIOFF® World Congress and General Assembly received the Patronage of the National Commission for UNESCO. Since 2012, CIOFF® is working in partnership with UNESCO and it is accredited to provide advisory services to the Committee on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH ). The General Director of UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova, during the CIOFF® World Congress in Paris in 2012, underlined that " UNESCO and CIOFF® share the same goal: to promote the diversity of cultural expressions and raise the potential for human development". UNIVERSITY OF SAN AGUSTÍN The CIOFF® World Congress , the Cultural Conference , the Open Forum , the General Assembly , the Official Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the General Assembly and meetings of the Sectors, CIOFF® Commissions and Committees will take place in the Auditorium of the Claustro Menor of the Cultural Complex of the University of San Agustin of Arequipa ( UNSA ) . There will be simultaneous translations in French, English and Spanish during the General Assembly , the Cultural Conference and the Open Forum . As part of the World Congress , attendees will participate in the Cultural Conference on the following topics : Intangible Heritage " Dances Peruvian Intangible Heritage of Humanity" The Q`eros Culture - worldview and cultural continuity The Open Forum "Bridge between people with a difference" will feature a discussion on how to involve people with disabilities in folklore festivals . PARALLEL ACTIVITIES WITH FREE ENTRANCE FOR THE AUDIENCE OF AREQUIPA 5th to 17th October - Monastery of Santa Catalina - Permanent exhibition of photographs of the Q'ueros Culture. 13th October - Noche Arequipeña (Typical night) - Municipal Theatre – 8.00pm, folk groups from Arequipa associated to CIOFF® Peru. 15th October "From Peru to the World" Groups associated to CIOFF® Peru " Brisas del Titicaca and Jallmay Alto Folklore " 16th October - Municipal Theatre - Movie Night - Movie "Sigo Siendo " FOR A CULTURE OF PEACE Since 1970, CIOFF® works for the protection , promotion and dissemination of traditional culture, promoting the Intangible Cultural Heritage through forms of expression such as dance , music, games , rituals and customs. Currently , it is estimated that more than 1 million people, including about 30,000 folk music and dance groups, folk arts organizations are linked through their National Sections . The main objective of CIOFF® is to promote " a culture of peace " through fraternal encounter between cultural representatives of the people of the world. VALUABLE SUPPORT The event is sponsored by the Regional Government of Arequipa , the city of Arequipa, UNAS and UNESCO; all these Institutions are helping to organize this important meeting of the cultural world that will be the perfect showcase to promote the Cultural and Archaeological Heritage of Peru. For additional information about the 45th CIOFF® World Congress and CIOFF® in general, visit the official website : www.cioff.org or contact by email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 994226130/999361359
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GREAT SUCCESS OF THE CONFERENCE CIOFF® AFRICA IN FOUMBAN - CAMEROON FROM 25th TO 27th SEPTEMBER 2015
Another great attainment is The Creation of the African CIOFF® Sector. In the year of 45th Anniversary of CIOFF® and 70th Anniversary of UNESCO, this creation is a very important result for our Organizations.
CIOFF® has been represented during the Conference by Philippe Beaussant, World President; Magdalena Tovornik, Representative to UNESCO and Jean Roche, Honorary Member of CIOFF® and past CIOFF® Representative to UNESCO until 2010.
This is not only an achievement of Africa but a world one and we all proud to celebrate with our African friends!
Date of publication: 29.09.2015
Liaison Committee NGO-UNESCO and Ms. Irina Bokova – Director-General of UNESCO visited the XI National Festival of Bulgarian Folklore in Koprivshtitsa listed in ICH of Bulgaria
Representatives of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee have participated to the Forum and Philippe Beaussant, World President of CIOFF® and Member of the Liaison Committee was present too. All representatives, also, have visited, on 7th August, the XI National Festival of Bulgarian Folklore in Koprivshtitsa, which in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Bulgaria. The Festival celebrated its 50th Anniversary and it had the honor to be opened by Ms. Irina Bokova – Director-General of UNESCO which was also the Patron of the Festival. The town of Koprivshtitsa is a very peculiar: it is a expression of Bulgarian culture and traditions and the Festival represents, greatly, this important national Heritage.
Date of publication: 15.09.2015
Conference CIOFF® Africa
By decision of the CIOFF® World Organization, CIOFF® Cameroon has the honor to organize, from 25th to 28th September 2015 in the city of Foumban, Noun Department, Western Region of Cameroon, the International Forum / CIOFF® Conference.
? Forum on Cultural Diversity and the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures related with the 2005 UNESCO Convention.
? The creation of the African CIOFF® Sector.
INFORMATION ABOUT FOUMBAN
Foumban is the capital of the NOUN department, it is located in the western region of Cameroon. It's a historical, touristic city, also called "city of arts". The population is very welcoming and has within itself a cultural diversity.
Language: the official languages are French and English and the local language is the Bamun and the "Shu Mom" a language invented by the famous king NJOYA.
Climate: temperatures vary between 40° C and 25° C. Suitable clothing against the cold and the rain is advisable.
Currency: the currency used is the CFA franc. The currency exchange transactions can be made at the airport or in the local banks. Banks close on Saturdays at 12:00 and are closed on Sundays.
The forum/conference will be held in Foumban and the opening of the forum/conference will be made by the Minister of Arts and Culture and His Majesty Senator MBOMBO Njoya Ibrahim, Sultan King of Bamuns, and attended by the President of the UNESCO National Commission (Madam Minister of Education of Base), the representative of UNESCO and the President of CIOFF® World Organization.
Arrivals by plane: Douala International Airport is the best option.
CIOFF® FORUM / CONFERENCE 2015 CONTACTS
General Informations, Official Invitations for the Forum/Conference:
Prince Isaac YAMEKUE, CIOFF® Cameroon President
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone number + 237 675 648 748
Organisation of the FORUM/CONFERENCE
Dr. Jean Jules FOMCHIGBOU MBANCHOUT,
Email: email@example.com - Phone number + 237 699 852 351
Picture caption >> Palace of the Bamun Kings
CIOFF® Cameroon - Phone number + 237 675 648 748 / +237 699 852 351
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Date of publication: 08.09.2015
CIOFF® YOUTH GREECE, IN COLLABORATION WITH NAOUSSA MUNICIPALITY, CELEBRATES 70th ANNIVERSARY OF UNESCO – 45th ANNIVERSARY OF CIOFF® 45 YEARS OF COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (Naoussa, September 475, 2015)
The anniversary events will be realized at 4-5 September 2015. Specifically, at 5 September 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Center of Industrial Cultural Heritage “ERIA”, the official speech will take place. Mrs. Magdalena Tovornik, Representative of CIOFF® in UNESCO and Mrs. Maria–Aikaterini Papaxristopoulou Tzitzikosta, President of the Greek National Commission of UNESCO will be the two honorable guests and official speakers. Mr. Papapesios Nikolaos, Vice President for Cultural Affairs in Youth CIOFF® Council, is the coordinator of the anniversary events.
The main objective of the Municipality of Heroic City of Naoussa in cooperation with Greek Commission of CIOFF® is to celebrate the two important anniversaries in our town and to approach and get to know the purpose and the work that is done in an international cultural level. It’s an honor for our Municipality that both anniversaries will be celebrated here.
Date of publication: 05.09.2015
CIOFF® 45th Anniversary and UNESCO 70th Anniversary
Date of publication: 25.06.2015
08.08 - 12.08.2016 COLOMBIA
Festival Latinoamericano de Danzas Folclóricas
04.10 - 18.10.2015 BRAZIL
4ª International Folklore Festival Cariri
05.10 - 10.10.2015 COLOMBIA
CONGRESO NACIONAL E INTERNACIONAL DE FOLCLOR
05.10 - 11.10.2015 KOREA, REP. OF
Anseong Namsadang Baudeogi Festival
06.10 - 11.10.2015 MEXICO
Festival Internacional de Folklor de Hidalgo
07.10 - 12.10.2015 MEXICO
Festival Internacional del Folclor Infantil 'Rosaura Revueltas'
09.10 - 11.10.2015 BULGARIA
MALESHEVO IFF 'Maleshevo sings and dances - Mikrevo'
10.10 - 18.10.2015 PERU
45°Congreso Mundial del CIOFF ®
11.10 - 17.10.2015 MEXICO
Festival Folklórico Internacional Globalifícos
12.10 - 23.10.2015 HONDURAS
PRIMER FESTIVAL MUNDIAL DE FOLKLORE POR UNA CULTURA DE PAZ DE HONDURAS
14.10 - 18.10.2015 MEXICO
Festival Internacional del Folklor Universitario Tamaulipas
14.10 - 18.10.2015 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
International Folklore Festival 'Inter Folk Fest Bosiljkovanje' Derventa
15.10 - 17.10.2015 HONDURAS
IV FESTIVAL ESCÉNICO PROYECTO TEATRAL FUTURO
17.10 - 20.10.2015 GERMANY
Internationale Bräunlinger Kilbig
25.10 - 01.11.2015 FINLAND
Hollo and Martta International Folklore Festival
14.11 - 14.11.2015 COSTA RICA
FESTIVAL NACIONAL CIOFF 'Diversidad Cultural Costarricense'
15.11 - 15.11.2015 COSTA RICA
Festival Nacional de Folklore Infantil
18.11 - 22.11.2015 USA
Holiday Folk Fair International
18.11 - 22.11.2015 USA
Holiday Folk Fair International Children's Festival
01.12 - 31.12.2015 FRANCE
Festival International de Folklore de Chambly