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2018 World Forum for ICH "Intangible Cultural Heritage and Peace"
The 2018 World Forum for Intangible Cultural Heritage themed with Intangible Cultural Heritage and Peace was finished successfully thanks to enthusiasm and active involvement of all the participants, and the great help and efforts of all the volunteers and staff members of the CICS, the secretariat. It was held at the Intangible Heritage Center in Jeonju city for three days from October 25 to 27. The forum opened grandly with the keynote speech titled 'Intangible Cultural Heritage and Peace-making' by Marielza Oliveira, Director of UNESCO Beijing Office. Welcome performances, especially Jeollabuk-do Children's Korean Traditional Music Orchestra thrilled the audience the most. Also H.E. Amin Muhammad Dalhatu, embassador of Nigeria in Seoul, attended the open ceremony and congratulated the forum. All the interest showing from distinguished guests including Mayor of Jeonju city, representatives of other organizations, and experts working in the field of ICH led the forum to the successful event as well. The praises that the forum has had were that it provided the platform connecting people as a network, that it gave a broaden knowledge about ICH and gave an opportunity to learn other areas in ICH fields, and that it gave different perspectives to understand ICH. As an outcome of the forum, the secretariat (CICS) is planning to make a publication of the presentation to make it known to more people. Safeguarding ICH is building a peace. ICH connects all among individuals, communities, groups, experts, governments, and policy-makers. It is because it asks for their cooperation desperately.