Foreword by Mr. Koichiro Matsuura, UNESCO Director-General for the 8th Humanity Photo Awards

    Published date: 2000-10-24    Clicks: 279

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    The intangible heritage of mankind embodies an infinity of expressions bearing on the profound values of the life of a people and of a community; including oral traditions, traditional knowledge, know-how in the creation of ma­terial cultures, value systems, representational art and languages. 

    We, as members of the global society, share the responsibility to document and safeguard this wealth of cultural traditions, to create historical documents to adorn our social and cultural reservoir, thereby promoting understand­ing and peaceful co-existence. 

    I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your outstanding achievement and my hearty congratulations for the great success of the Second Annual International Folklore Photographic Contest.

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    Koïchiro Matsuura

    Director-General

    UNESCO

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