The Preservation and Restoration of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

República de Corea
Cultural Heritage Administration
Objetivos clave de la medida:

Establishment of a cultural heritages preservation system in ODA partner countries and support for the local community’s capacity building 

▪The project is to preserve and restore cultural heritages in developing countries and provide technological assistance to them to that end.  

Alcance de la medida:
Naturaleza de la medida:
legislative, financial, institutional
Característica principal de la medida:

▪Under Article 17 (Facilitating, etc. Cooperation for International Exchange of Cultural Heritage) of the Cultural Heritage Protection Act, the Republic of Korea has reached cultural agreements with Myanmar, Mongolia, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Laos and Cambodia. The Cultural Heritage Administration started the project to assist the underdeveloped countries in preserving their cultural heritages in 2007 as a measure to expand international exchanges of cultural heritages. 
▪Main features of the project are as follows. First, the Cultural Heritage Administration implements, jointly with the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation and the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, the project to preserve world cultural heritages of ODA partner countries. In particular, the Administration provides a package of services to inscribe the cultural heritages on the lists of UNESCO World Heritage, Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and Memory of the World as well as to preserve them. In addition, the project provides the educational programs to assist the countries with few inscribed heritages in enlisting them on the UNESCO heritage lists or consulting service to discover potential heritages.  
▪Second, the project contributes to establishing a cultural heritage preservation system in the ODA partner countries. It assists the partner countries in documenting the intangible cultural heritages and video-recording them.  

Resultados esperados a través de la implementación de la medida:

▪The project assists the partner countries in preserving the endangered cultural heritages. In collaboration with the international organizations, it contributes to sustainable development of the ODA recipient countries. Such endeavors enhance the international profile of Korea in connection with the cultural heritage preservation. 

Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida:

International cooperation on cultural heritages (including the project to establish an intangible cultural heritage preservation system and support the local community’s capacity building): 2,118,174 dollar (as of 2016)

Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)