4gotten Bottomillions (4BM) to Participate in UNESCO 2003 Convention’s 20th Anniversary Global Meeting

It’s another remarkable achievement for The 4gotten Bottomillions (4BM)! We are thrilled to announce that we have received a prestigious invitation to participate in the Global Meeting for the 20th Anniversary of the UNESCO 2003 Convention. This exceptional event is set to be held in #SeoulKorea and Jeonju, Republic of Korea, spanning from July 25 to 26, 2023.

Embracing the Power of Living Heritage

Under the captivating theme, “Unleashing the Power of Living #Heritage for #Sustainable #Development and #Peace,” this meeting is jointly hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea. It centers around the crucial link between intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), steering the course for the future of the 2003 Convention.

Key Themes of Discussion

The meeting will delve into three vital sub-themes: community resilience, culture and education, and technology. These themes will form the core of the discussions, exploring the intersection of ICH and sustainable development.

4BM’s Prestigious Participation

4BM’s inclusion in this distinguished gathering stands as a testament to the dedication and commitment of our members towards the promotion and preservation of intangible cultural heritage. It is an immense honor to be acknowledged by UNESCO and the South Korean Government, underscoring the impact and significance of our work on the global stage.

The ‘Seoul Vision’

At the heart of this event is the adoption of the ‘Seoul Vision,’ a groundbreaking document that reflects on two decades of ICH discourse and aligns it with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through our contributions and expertise, we will collaborate with state parties, experts, practitioners, and stakeholders to fortify the implementation of the Convention, ensuring the safeguarding of ICH for generations to come.

A Gratitude Note

A heartfelt note of gratitude goes out to every dedicated member of the 4BM community. It is your unwavering support and unwavering dedication that have made this remarkable achievement possible. Together, we will continue to make a profound difference and shed light on the immense potential of living heritage for sustainable development and global peace.

This is undoubtedly another significant milestone for 4BM, and we are excited to represent our cause on the world stage once again! For more information about this event, you can visit the following link: Link to Event Information.

Stay tuned for updates as we embark on this extraordinary journey to further the cause of intangible cultural heritage and sustainable development.