Letter of appreciation for the 2016 South Asia Sub-Regional Meeting of NGO on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Development
Shama Pawar receives letter from ICHCAP: expressing: gratitude for participation and contribution to the 2016 South Asia Sub-Regional Meeting of NGO on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Development, which was held in Goa, India, from 25 to 27 August 2016.
We, the civil society and grass-root organizations from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka, gathered in Goa, India from 25 to 27 August 2016 to deliberate on the role of intangible cultural heritage in driving new UN Sustainable Development Goals in particular its Goals.
We recognize that intangible cultural heritage is the expression of communities’ wisdom and creativity contributing to their well-being; It strengthens their resilience to cope with economic, social and environmental challenges and constitutes a valuable resource for sustainable development.
We believe that sustainable development can be achieved, only if safeguarding this living and dynamic heritage is integrated in development programmes and strategies.
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