History of the Centre



Tehran ICH Centre

In 2006, the Islamic Republic of Iran joined the 2003 Convention as the 40th Member State. On 28 April 2010, an agreement regarding the establishment of a regional research centre for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in West and Central Asia, Under the Auspices of UNESCO, was signed by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Consequent to this, on 13 June 2011 the Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved the signed agreement; and this resulted in the official inauguration of the activities of the Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia, Under the Auspices of UNESCO (Category 2) (or "Tehran ICH Centre") on 10 November 2012, with the participation of the ambassadors and representatives of 68 countries, the Representative of the Director General of UNESCO, as well as the Islamic Republic of Iran authorities.

 

Emaarat-e Kusk permanent Headquarts of Tehran ICH Centre

  All Albums » Untitled Album