Governing Council

he Centre shall be guided and supervised by its Governing Council, composed of the following as its members:

a. A Representative of ICHHTO,

b. Representatives of two Member States to the Centre (One representative from each state),

c. A Representative of the Director General of UNESCO,

d. A Representative of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO,

e. Three prominent experts in the field of Intangible Cultural Heritage from the Region.

The members of the Governing Counil shall be assigned for periods of four years. 

In the Course of its first meeting, the Governing Council is required to elect its own Chairperson for a period of four years, through voting. 

Proposals on election of a new Chairperson prior to the termination of the mentioned 4-year period shall win 2/3 of the votes of the Members of the Governing Council. 

The Chairperson of the Governing Council is authorized to issue the Director of the Centre's order of action/letter of appointment, after he/she has been elected through voting by the Members of the Governing Council, in the course of one of their meetings 

The Governing Council is authorized to invite more representatives from other states to its meetings.

The Governing Council shall, also, enjoy the authority to invite representatives of the local communities nominated by its Member States, as well as more prominent experts in the field of Intangible Cultural Heritage, to follow its specialized agenda. 

The presence of the invited sides mentioned under 5.1.4 and 5.1.5 in the meetings of the Governing Council is, solely, to satisfy consultation needs; they shall enjoy no rights to vote. 

for more information refer to the Constitution of the Centre