- 6 Jun 2014 9:00 AM
The committee, the top operative body overseeing the safeguarding of UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage was set up in 2003, the year Hungary became member of it for four years.
It defines the main policy directions, decides about allocations in a relevant UNESCO fund and the composition of intangible cultural heritage lists.
As member of the committee, Hungary will be directly involved in formulating UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage policy, the ministry said.
Hungary’s intangible cultural heritage listed by UNESCO includes 19 items. The two most recently included ones are the masked end-ofwinter Busó carnival custom festivities of Mohács and the “táncház” (dance house) method of teaching folk dance and music.
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