Many Hands International receives UNESCO accreditation

Tuesday 05/06/18

On 5th June 2018, MHI was accredited by the United Nations General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage to provide advisory services to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Acknowledged domains of safeguarding expertise of MHI include oral traditions and expressions, performing arts, social practices, rituals and festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe, and traditional craftsmanship, with our safeguarding measures covering identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making), preservation, and protection. MHI Director Holly Schauble attended the seventh session of the General Assembly at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 4-6 June to witness this significant moment. MHI is the first Australian organisation to have received this accreditation

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