Mongolia registers its traditional script and dwelling at UNESCO

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unesco_mongoliaThe 8th Session of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage ended up in Baku on Dec 7th, 2013. Mongolia has succeeded to add Mongolian calligraphy to the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding in the session.

The Committee also inscribed 25 elements on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity which included Mongolian ger or yurt.

General Secretary of the Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO Jargalsaikhan expressed his gratitude to delegations from other countries for including Mongolian ger to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. He also mentioned that “Mongolians clearly realize the responsibility before the humanity to preserve and protect its cultural heritages”.

Mongolian calligraphy and ger became 5th and 6th intangible cultural heritages respectively registered at UNESCO. UNESCO previously registered the horse fiddle musical instrument, traditional long song, Naadam festival, traditional art of khoomei or throat singing, eagle hunting or falconry of Mongolia.

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Mongolian delegation at the 8th Session of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Traditional dwelling of Mongols - ger

 

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Mongolian traditional script