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Inscription of the traditional Mauritian Sega to be examined by UNESCO

Date: November 21, 2014
Domain:Arts & Culture
Persona: Citizen; Government; Non-Citizen

GIS – 21 Nov 2014: The inscription of the traditional Mauritian Sega (Sega Tipik) in the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity will be examined at the 9th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage to be held at the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris from 24 to 28 November 2014. 
The dossier for the Bhojpuri Folk songs, which was also submitted, would be examined in the 2015-2016 cycle at UNESCO.  With the listing of the elements of Intangible Cultural Heritage, States Parties, with the collaboration of the community, NGOs, artists and other relevant stakeholders, are bound to implement measures to preserve and promote the elements and their visibility.
In line with the UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage, 117 elements have, so far, been identified to form part of the inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage and classified under the following five domains: Oral traditions and expressions; Performing arts; Social practices, rituals and festive events; Knowledge and practices concerning nature and universe; and Traditional craftsmanship and occupations.
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