The culture branch of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) is at work at the “cultural preservation” of indigenous cultures. This includes festivals, traditions, practices, art, music, dance, and, of course, games. Games include sports, “street” games such as racing, clapping, and wrestling, and traditional games with components.

For example, this report [DOC] talks about efforts to safeguard traditional games of Somalia and the horn of Africa.