1st Extra Ordinary Meeting of the Governing Council

The Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia, Under the Auspices of UNESCO (Tehran ICH Centre) organized its First Extra Ordinary Governing Council Meeting on 21 and 22 May 2013, in Tehran- Iran.

The two day meeting brings together representatives from participating countries of Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia including Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, to discuss and adopt book of rules and regulations, and reflect on the Agreement, Constitution and the medium term programmes of the Centre.

In 2006, the Islamic Republic of Iran joined the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, and on 28 April 2010 an agreement regarding the establishment of the Regional Research Centre was signed by the Government of Iran and UNESCO. The Centre was officially inaugurated in November 2012.