18 Apr UNESCO consultation meeting for NGOs
On 18 April 2019, FACE attended a UNESCO consultation meeting on the role of accredited non-governmental organisations within UNESCO. During the day, the role of NGO’s within UNESCO and the accreditation procedure discussed. For FACE, UNESCO can provide important recognition of the cultural dimensions of hunting. Thus far, hunting culture has national recognition in some European countries and traditional bird trapping is recognised by UNESCO in Austria. Falconry is another prime example of Intangible Cultural Heritage recognised by UNESCO at the international level and by more than 18 countries. Falconry is practiced all around the world in all different cultures dating back over 7.000 years.