Dos charla interesante encuanto herencia cultural inmaterial

E siman aki, di 7 pa 9 di november, e conferencia “16th Eastern Caribbean Island Cultures Conference” ta tuma lugar. Durante e conferencia oradornan y publico ta studia diferente elementonan di e cultura na e islanan den Caribe. E conferencia ta tuma lugar na Instituto Pedagogico Arubano (IPA). Topico ta ‘Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the Caribbean’.

Durante e conferencia aki lo tin presentacion di sr. Jimmy Oduber, Secretario General di Comision Nacional pa UNESCO y sr. Luc Alofs, presidente di Fundacion Herencia Cultural Inmaterial.

Luc Alofs su charla lo ta diahuebs dia 7 di november pa 4or y mey (sesion 10). Esaki ta trata e meta di e tratado di UNESCO pa salvaguardia herencia cultural inmaterial. E meta entre otro ta pa fomenta diversidad cultural y tolerancia entre gruponan den comunidad. E tratado por contribui na compronde otro miho, reconoce identidad cultural y nation building.

Sr. Jimmy Oduber ta duna un splicacion di e tratado di UNESCO y e implementacion na Aruba y e implicacion pa nos isla. E presentacion aki ta diahuebs dia 7 di november pa 2or (sesion 5). Participacion na e conferencia na IPA na San Nicolas ta gratis.


James ‘Jimmy’ Oduber – The UNESCO Convention on the Safe Guarding on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Aruba.

  1. Summary

In this presentation Oduber will explain the way the UNESCO Convention on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage is being implemented in Aruba. Aruba has been an associated member of UNESCO since 1986. Although the UNESCO National Commission of Aruba has been striving to implement the convention as of 2003, the year in which the convention was created, Aruba had to wait nine years until the Dutch Kingdom ratified the convention. Since then, the minister in charge of UNESCO affairs in Aruba installed a workgroup to give advice on the implemention of the Convention in Aruba and recently the Fundacion Herencia cultural inmaterial was installed and is the local NGO in charge of the execution of the Convention in Aruba.

Jimmy Oduber is of the Fundacion Herencia Cultural Inmaterial and Secretary General of the Aruba National Commission for UNESCO.

Luc Alofs – Creating Unity by Managing Diversity, the 2003 UNESCO Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

  1. Summary

The purpose of the 2003 UNESCO Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage is to foster diversity and thereby create tolerance between population groups. In his paper Luc Alofs elaborates that cultural heritage should not (only) be looked upon from a historical and essentialist perspective, but also from the inclusive perspectives of social cultural diversity and tolerance in society. Convention can contribute to interethnic understanding and recognition and nation building in Aruba.

Luc Alofs is president of the Fundacion Herencia Cultural Inmaterial and author of the Aruba Heritage Report (2004-2008, UNESCO National Commission in Aruba).


Biblioteca Nacional Aruba
George Madurostraat 13
Oranjestad Aruba
Phone +297 582-1580
Fax +297 582-5493

Branch San Nicolas
Peter Stuyvesantstraat z/n
San Nicolas Aruba
Phone +297 584-5277 /
+297 584-3939
Fax +297 584-5004

Dept. Arubiana/Caribiana
Bachstraat 5
Oranjestad Aruba
Phone +297 582-6924

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