UNESCO

The United Nations' organization that deals with education, science, and culture. It is an international institution in charge of protecting world heritage: sites of natural beauty (for example a forest), buildings (for example a castle), and even knowledges that constitute an immaterial heritage. The knowledges and traditions that belong to tribal peoples are part of this immaterial heritage, for instance the knowledge of medicinal plants, a language, music or dance.

See December 2005 file.

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