On December 12, 2021, the Forum of Non-Governmental Organizations accredited under the 2003 UNESCO Convention on the Preservation of ICH began its work.

The Forum started with a Symposium, which consisted of two parts – a discussion session based on the results of mapping the expert potential of accredited NGOs, and presentations on the topic “New directions of ICN in the future: intellectual property, licensing and new media”.

Janet Blake, member of the Steering Committee, presented an analysis of the results of mapping the expertise of NGOs in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes Kyrgyzstan.

The NGO Forum will continue to work until December 18, 2021.