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UNESCO Requests Accounts Relating to COVID-19 and its Impact on Living Heritage

Thursday, April 9, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alexandra Sanchez

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeing the ways in which the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and pandemic goes beyond physical health. Festivals and cultural events are being cancelled or postponed, and cultural practices and rituals are being restricted, causing disruptions in the lives of many people. At the same time, UNESCO is seeing how living heritage can be a source of resilience in such difficult circumstances, as people continue to draw inspiration, joy and solidarity from practicing their living heritage.

With this in mind, UNESCO is inviting its partners to share their experiences on the role of living heritage during the pandemic and how its safeguarding has been affected in the immediate term.UNESCO hopes that these stories will help enhance their learning about safeguarding living heritage in the context of COVID-19 and inspire communities to learn from each other and exchange experiences.

UNESCO is collecting accounts of experiences during the COVID-19 health crises through an online formYou may wish to include information directly collected by your organization or other stories that you are aware of related to living heritage during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Questions can be directed to UNESCO at

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