Declaration on Climate Change (Final)

Dear Accredited NGO,

The members of the Working Group on ICH, Climate Change and the Environment are pleased to present and invite you to vote online for the Kasane Declaration on the Safeguarding, Promotion and Mobilization of Intangible Cultural in the face of Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss. The Working Group was formed after the ICH NGO Forum symposium organized at 17COM in Rabat, Morocco, in December 2022, and it has prepared this Declaration as part of its mission.

The Working Group is made up of 14 members from all regions of the world. It has worked intensively on the Declaration since September of 2023, organizing more than a dozen online meetings. It has also consulted the ANGO’s and legal experts. Two blast emails were sent to all ANGOs to solicit comments, additions and modifications. Furthermore, it posted the Declaration on the ICH NGO Forum website and on the ICH Net website, and invited all ANGOs to an online meeting on November 27 th . The reaction has been enthusiastic and positive. The more than 20 ANGOs that have responded so far have found the text of the Declaration timely and comprehensive. Their suggested edits have been integrated into the final version of the text accordingly.

We strongly encourage you to vote in favor of this Declaration aimed at dealing with one of the major challenges of the 21 st century.


[1] AV (Audio/Visual) for Declaration: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vctFGA6DC2UbmjS6s_0LBbIE6WKid2XD/view?usp=share_link

[2] Text of Declaration (English) as of 29NOV23: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zC0v5L-3pFh_Cssvvqm82YBHTqWmu8KC/edit

[3] Text of Declaration (French) as of 29NOV23: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q4hi3EXYde7rbinOQbxqsSi09uGJvizR/edit?usp=share_link&ouid=102868666618972006839&rtpof=true&sd=true

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Title Declaration on Climate Change (Final)
Start Date 2023-12-01End Date 2023-12-06

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