Agreement


AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN AND THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO) REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT, IN TEHRAN, OF A REGIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR SAFEGUARDING INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE IN WEST AND CENTRAL ASIA UNDER THE AUSPICES OF UNESCO (CATEGORY 2)

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran (hereinafter referred to as "the Government") and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (hereinafter referred to as "UNESCO"),

Taking into account that the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (hereinafter referred to as "the 2003 Convention"), which was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2003, at its 32nd session, entered into force in April 2006, Considering that the Director-General has been authorized by the General Conference to conclude with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran an agreement in conformity with the draft that was submitted to the General Conference at its 35th session, Desirous of defining the terms and conditions governing the contributions that shall be granted to the said Centre in this Agreement,

HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Establishment

The Government shall agree to take, in the course of the 2010-2011 biennium, any measures that may be required for the setting up in Tehran (Islamic Republic of Iran), as provided for under this Agreement, of a Regional Research Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia, hereinafter called "the Centre".

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