05 July 2022 - During the ninth session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), UNESCO National Commission Deputy Executive Director Lindsay Barrientos acknowledged, with appreciation, the crucial role of the ICH Secretariat in implementing capacity-building projects in the Philippines including, the Disaster Risk Reduction project where local cultural communities collaborated on knowledge-sharing and awareness-raising to strengthen their capacities and to safeguard their living heritage. END