Work of the Evaluation Body

The Aigine CRC team took participation in the 18th Annual Intergovernmental Committee of the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage from December 5-10.

Aigine CRC Director Gulnara Aitpaeva, a member of the Evaluation Body, presented nomination files from various countries awaiting inscription of their elements on UNESCO’s official lists.

As part of the work of the Intergovernmental Committee, Elechek, a traditional Kyrgyz women’s headdress, and traditional midwifery were inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. This element was submitted for inscription by 7 countries – Colombia, Cyprus, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Slovenia, Togo.