Report of the Fifth Session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (Nairobi 15-19 November 2010)
By Chiara Bortolotto and Marta Severo
On the 16th of November 1946 the Constitution of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was adopted in London. The opening sentence of this constitution was to be cited in the following decades as the Unesco hymn « since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed ». (watch the video).
On the 65th anniversary of this funding act, the 16th of November 2010, the Fifth Session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage is at its second day meeting in Nairobi and the debate is very animated…
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