http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/en/Category2/

Category 2 centres under the auspices of UNESCO

Resources

Reference documents about the category 2 network

Integrated Comprehensive Strategy for Category 2 Institutes and Centres (37/C Resolution 93) English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese

Category 2 centres under the auspices of UNESCO are established and funded by Member States to contribute to the achievement of UNESCO’s objectives by way of global, regional, subregional or interregional activities. They are not legally a part of the Organization, but are associated with it through formal agreements between UNESCO and the Member State hosting the centre. The centres are intended to serve as international or regional centres and poles of expertise or excellence to provide technical assistance and services to Member States, cooperation partners and also to the network of UNESCO field offices. The category 2 centres are expected to contribute directly to achieving the Strategic Programme Objectives or programme priorities and themes of the Organization, and specifically to UNESCO’s programme results at the MLA level.

The centres share certain key objectives, among which are:

Each centre has a specialized field of activity and set of functions in order to accomplish those shared objectives. There are to date six centres devoted exclusively to intangible cultural heritage, and a seventh, whose mandate also includes the World Heritage:

ALGERIA – Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Africa

Resources

Contact

M. Slimane Hachi
ALGERIA

Year of creation: 2014

As approved by the 37th session of the General Conference, the Centre will have as its functions: (a) to encourage States in the Region to adopt policy measures and legislative and administrative measures as provided for in Article 13 of the Convention; (b) to organize activities (i) to strengthen the national capacities of countries in the Region in the areas of identification, documentation, developing inventories and the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage present on their territories in accordance with the Convention and its Operational Guidelines, and (ii) to assist these countries to preserve and digitize multimedia data concerning this heritage; (c) to stimulate and organize cooperation in the exchange of experiences, expertise and information among countries of the Region, particularly in regard to the intangible cultural heritage found in two or more of these countries; (d) to facilitate networking among practitioners, communities, experts, officials, centres of expertise, research institutes, museums, archives, and other organizations and institutions active in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage at the regional, sub-regional and national levels; (e) to contribute to a better understanding of the intangible cultural heritage at the local, national, subregional and regional levels, and to raise awareness among the general public, especially the younger generations, of the importance of intangible cultural heritage, including by means of publications. The activities necessary to achieve its objectives and functions will be planned and implemented in consultation with UNESCO.

Participating countries:

Documents

Agreements & amendments
  • Agreement regarding the establishment, in Algiers (Algeria) of a Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Africa under the auspices of UNESCO: French|Arabic (28 Feb 2014)

Executive Board/General Conference documents

  • Proposal for the establishment in Algiers, Algeria, of a Regional Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Africa: English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic (29 Oct 2013)
  • Establishment in Algiers (Algeria) of a Regional Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Africa: English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic (13 Aug 2013)
  • Draft agreement concerning the establishment and operation of a Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Africa as a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO: English|French (13 Aug 2013)

BRAZIL – Regional Heritage Management Training Centre (Lucio Costa)

Resources

Contact

Marcelo Brito
c/o Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional (IPHAN)

SEPS Quadra 713/913 Sul Bloco D - 5º Andar
Brasília - DF
BRAZIL
Phone: +55 61 20245518

Year of creation: 2010

The functions and main lines of action for the Centre are to: create and develop partnership and networks and establish collaborative research programmes to address gaps of knowledge in heritage management; identify, analyse, systematize and disseminate best practices and experience in conservation and heritage management; develop monitoring mechanisms and define indicators for measuring the state of conservation and the effectiveness of management, particularly for complex management situations such as ecosystems and urban landscape; integrate and systematize data on properties in the Region declared as World Heritage, and facilitate their transfer, thereby contributing to raising awareness leading to an increase in the number of sites in the Region on the World Heritage list; promote and communicate better understanding of the World Heritage Convention and the other UNESCO conventions related to heritage and associated concepts and terms as well as a wide variety of issues relating to heritage management; create training tools in the various heritage management fields and at different levels, promoting and organizing training activities and encouraging collaboration with both public and private institutions.

Participating countries:

Brazil

Documents

Reports
  • Report for the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee: English (27 Feb 2013)
  • Category 2 institutes and centres: fact sheets on established institutes and centres: English (16 Jan 2012)

Agreements & amendments

  • Agreement referring to the creation and operation of the Regional Heritage Management Training Centre in Rio de Janeiro under the auspices of UNESCO (category 2): English (26 Jul 2010)

Executive Board/General Conference documents

  • Proposal for the establishment in Brazil of a Regional Heritage Management Training Centre, as a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO : English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic (13 Jul 2009)
  • Proposal for the establishment in Brazil of a Regional Heritage Management Training Centre, as a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO : English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic (27 Mar 2009)

BULGARIA – Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe

Resources

Contact

Ms Mima Stoilova, Director
7, Lachezar Stanchev Street

BG1000 Sofia
BULGARIA
URL: http://www.unesco-centerbg.org
Phone: +3592 444 37 40; +3592 444 23 19; +359885 65 33 77

Year of creation: 2011

The functions of the centre are: (a) instigate and coordinate research into practices of safeguarding ICH elements present in the South-Eastern European countries, as referred to in Articles 11, 12, 13 and 14 of the 2003 Convention; 182 EX/20 Part VIII – page 2; (b) organize training courses on the following subjects: (i) The 2003 Convention and its Operational Directives; (ii) Different examples of policies including legal, administrative, technical and financial measures fostering the safeguarding of ICH; (iii) Introduction to UNESCO publications on identification and documentation of ICH and their application in the field; (iv) Safeguarding ICH through formal and non-formal education; (c) enhance international and regional cooperation through networking with institutions active in the domain of ICH, notably those established under the auspices of UNESCO (category 2), in order to coordinate activities, exchange information and knowledge concerning the safeguarding of ICH, and promote good practices. The centre’s activities and programmes shall be carried out in conformity with the 2003 Convention and, in particular, its purposes and objectives and definitions (Articles 1 and 2).

Participating countries:

Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey

Documents

Reports
  • Report on its activities in 2013: English ( 1 Apr 2014)
  • Report on its activities in 2012: English ( 5 Mar 2013)
  • Report on its activities in 2011: English (20 Feb 2012)
  • Category 2 institutes and centres: fact sheets on established institutes and centres: English (16 Jan 2012)

Annual workplans

  • Budget for 2014: English ( 1 Apr 2014)
  • Work Plan 2014: English ( 1 Apr 2014)
  • Work Plan 2013: English ( 5 Mar 2013)
  • Budget for 2013: English ( 5 Mar 2013)
  • Work Plan 2012: English (20 Feb 2012)
  • Annual Budget 2012: English (20 Feb 2012)

Medium-term programme

  • Long-Term Programme for the Work of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe under the auspices of UNESCO: English (20 Feb 2012)

Governing body documents (miscellaneous)

  • Minutes of the second session of the General Assembly: English ( 5 Mar 2013)
  • Minutes of the first session of the General Assembly: English (20 Feb 2012)

Constitutions & by-laws

  • Statutes of the Association ‘Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe under the auspices of UNESCO’: English ( 1 Apr 2014)
  • Financial, Administrative and Human Relations Management Rules: English (20 Feb 2012)
  • Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly of the Association ‘Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe under the auspices of UNESCO’: English (20 Feb 2012)

Agreements & amendments

  • Agreement regarding the establishment, in Sofia (the Republic of Bulgaria) of a Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe under the auspices of UNESCO (category 2): English (25 Oct 2010)

Executive Board/General Conference documents

  • Proposal for the establishment, in Sofia, Bulgaria, of a Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe as a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO: English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic (12 Oct 2009)
  • Proposal for the establishment, in Sofia, Bulgaria, of a Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe as a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO: English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic (19 Aug 2009)

CHINA – International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (CRIHAP)

Resources

Contact

Yang Zhi, Director
Chinese Academy of Arts

Jia 1, Huixin Beili Chaoyang District,
Beijing 100029
CHINA

Year of creation: 2012

The functions of the Centre are to: (a) organize long-term and short-term training courses on the safeguarding of ICH including classroom training and field-based training, and grant financial support to trainees in need of assistance; (b) mobilize international and Chinese experts as well as scientific NGOs specialized in the different domains of ICH to work as instructors and advisers; (c) enhance international and regional cooperation with institutions active in the domain of ICH, notably those established under the auspices of UNESCO (category 2). The Centre’s activities and programmes shall be carried out in conformity with the 2003 Convention and, in particular, its purposes and objectives and definitions (Articles 1 and 2).

Participating countries:

China, Samoa

Documents

Reports
  • Report on the work and final accounts of CRIHAP in 2012: English (17 Jun 2013)
  • Category 2 institutes and centres: fact sheets on established institutes and centres: English (16 Jan 2012)

Annual workplans

  • Annual work plan and budget for 2014: English (28 May 2014)
  • Work plan and financial budget of CRIHAP for 2013: English (17 Jun 2013)
  • Annual work plan and budget for 2012: English (22 Feb 2012)

Medium-term programme

  • Medium-term development strategy (2011-2015): English (22 Feb 2012)

Constitutions & by-laws

  • Rules of Procedure of the Governing Board: English (22 Feb 2012)
  • Constitution of CRIHAP: English (30 Aug 2014)

Agreements & amendments

  • Amendment to the Agreement regarding the establishment in Beijing (the People’s Republic of China) of an International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (category 2): English ( 3 Nov 2011)
  • Agreement regarding the establishment in Beijing (the People’s Republic of China) of an International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (category 2): English|Chinese (18 May 2010)

Executive Board/General Conference documents

  • Proposal for the establishment in China of an International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region as a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO: English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic (13 Jul 2009)
  • Proposal for the establishment in China of an International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region as a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO: English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic (27 Mar 2009)
  • Proposal for the establishment of an Asia-Pacific Regional Centre for the Research and Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, in China, as a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO: English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic ( 7 Mar 2008)

IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) – Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia

Resources

Contact

Yadollah Parmoun, Director
c/o Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO)

No. 15, Emam Khomeini Avenue
P.O. Box 11365-4834
Tehran
IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF)

Year of creation: 2012

The functions of the centre are: (a) to create and keep up to date an automated information system registering and linking institutions, community organizations and individual experts involved in safeguarding ICH in the Region; (b) to gather and disseminate information on legal, administrative, financial and other measures taken by the States participating in the centre with a view to safeguarding the ICH present in their territories; (c) to gather and disseminate information on safeguarding activities in the States participating in the centre; (d) to organize activities for developing research methodologies and studies concerning the safeguarding of ICH, including studies concerning the development of tourism that is respectful of ICH; (e) to organize activities to identify and promote good safeguarding practices, and to assist States Parties to reinforce their capacities to prepare files proposing such practices to the Intergovernmental Committee as foreseen in Article 18 of the 2003 Convention; (f) to coordinate activities aimed at awareness-raising and capacity-building among holders and practitioners of intangible cultural heritage, so as to allow them to participate actively in the identification, inventorying and managing of their ICH; (g) to foster capacity-building for drafting candidature files for inscription on the two lists of the 2003 Convention and for drafting requests and reports for submission to the Intergovernmental Committee, in particular concerning shared intangible cultural heritage elements; (h) to cooperate and exchange information with other category 2 centres in and beyond Asia, under the auspices of UNESCO, in the field of safeguarding ICH; (i) to inform the Intergovernmental Committee and the Secretariat of the 2003 Convention about relevant activities in the Region and to assist in the implementation of the 2003 Convention.

Participating countries:

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Documents

Reports
  • Category 2 institutes and centres: fact sheets on established institutes and centres: English (16 Jan 2012)

Annual workplans

  • Draft Revision of First Year (2013) Programmes : English (21 May 2013)
  • Annual Work Plan and Budget 2013: English ( 7 Nov 2012)
  • First Year (2013) Programmes: English ( 7 Nov 2012)

Medium-term programme

  • Draft Medium-Term Programme: English (21 May 2013)
  • Strategy and Long-Term Programme of the Centre: English ( 7 Nov 2012)

Governing body documents (miscellaneous)

  • Provisional Agenda, First Extraordinary Session of the Governing Council: soon available (21 May 2013)
  • Report of the first meeting of the Governing Council (6 and 7 November 2012): English (25 Nov 2012)

Constitutions & by-laws

  • Draft Book of Rules and Regulations of the Centre: English (21 May 2013)
  • Constitution of the Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia Under the Auspices of UNESCO (Category II): English ( 6 Nov 2012)

Executive Board/General Conference documents

  • Proposal for the establishment, in Tehran (Islamic Republic of Iran), of a Regional Research Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia as a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO: English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic (10 Oct 2009)
  • Proposal for the establishment, in Tehran (Islamic Republic of Iran), of a Regional Research Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia as a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO: English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic (19 Aug 2009)

JAPAN – International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (IRCI)

Resources

Contact

Mr Akio Arata, Director-General

Ms Misako Ohnuki, Deputy Director-General
Sakai City Museum
Daisen Park, Mozusekiun-cho 2-cho, Sakai-ku,
Sakai, Osaka 590-0802
JAPAN
URL: http://www.irci.jp

Year of creation: 2011

The functions of the Centre are to: (i) instigate and coordinate research into practices and methodologies of safeguarding endangered ICH in the region; (ii) assist countries in the region in implementing other research activities, while paying special attention to developing States; (iii) organize regional workshops and seminars focusing on research as a measure for safeguarding ICH and on research on safeguarding practices and methodologies; (iv) encourage and assist young researchers in the region engaging in research activities aimed at safeguarding ICH; (v) cooperate with other category 2 institutions active in the domain of safeguarding ICH, in the region and beyond; and (vi) initiate cooperation among interested institutions, while furthering technical assistance vis-à-vis developing countries in the region.

Participating countries:

Afghanistan, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, China, Japan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan

Documents

Reports
  • Report on the Centre’s activities and the financial statements for FY 2011 and FY 2012: English (21 Oct 2013)
  • Category 2 institutes and centres: fact sheets on established institutes and centres: English (16 Jan 2012)

Annual workplans

  • Work Plan and Budget Plan (2011): English ( 3 Oct 2011)

Medium-term programme

  • Long-term and Mid-term Programme of the International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (IRCI): English ( 3 Oct 2011)

Governing body documents (miscellaneous)

  • Call for expression of interest for the review of the International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (IRCI): English (27 Aug 2014)
  • Minutes of the First Board Meeting of the International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region : English ( 3 Oct 2011)

Constitutions & by-laws

  • Institutional Rules of the International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region: English ( 3 Oct 2011)
  • Rules of Administration for the Governing Board of the International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region: English ( 3 Oct 2011)
  • Rules for the Executive Committee of the International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region: English ( 3 Oct 2011)
  • Rules for the Advisory Body of the International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region: English ( 3 Oct 2011)

Agreements & amendments

  • Agreement regarding the use of the emblem of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage: English ( 1 Nov 2012)
  • Agreement regarding the establishment, in Japan, of an International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the Auspices of UNESCO (Category 2): English (30 Aug 2010)

Executive Board/General Conference documents

  • Proposal for the establishment in Japan of an International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region as a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO: English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic (17 Jul 2009)
  • Proposal for the establishment in Japan of an International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region as a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO: English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic ( 6 Apr 2009)

PERU – Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Latin America (CRESPIAL)

Resources

Contact

Mr Fernando Villafuerte Medina, Director
Calle Maruri S/N 2  piso

Complejo Kusicancha
Cusco
PERU
URL: http://www.crespial.org
Phone: +51 84 242011

Year of creation: 2008

The functions of the Centre are: (i) to create forums for discussion and exchange; (ii) to gather, organize and disseminate information in the field of the intangible cultural heritage; (iii) to establish networks for the exchange of information, specialists and cultural workers; (iv) to foster cooperation among institutions; (v) to maintain a link with the Intergovernmental Committee; (vi) to promote regional training and capacity-building activities at the request of the participating States; (vii) to promote regional activities to raise awareness concerning enhancement of the intangible cultural heritage through the media.

Participating countries:

Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Documents

Reports
  • Evaluation Report 2008-2014: English|Spanish (20 Jan 2014)
  • CRESPIAL Biennial Report 2012-2013: Spanish ( 7 Nov 2013)
  • Medium-term Report, Draft Financial Report & Reprogramming: Spanish (22 Nov 2012)
  • Category 2 institutes and centres: fact sheets on established institutes and centres: English (16 Jan 2012)
  • Management report 2011 - narrative : Spanish (11 Nov 2011)
  • Management report 2011 - analytical: Spanish (11 Nov 2011)
  • Management report 2011 - financial: Spanish (11 Nov 2011)

Annual workplans

  • Work plan 2012-2013: Spanish (11 Nov 2011)
  • Work plan 2010: Spanish (29 Apr 2010)

Medium-term programme

  • Medium term strategic plan 2010-2015: Spanish (29 Apr 2010)

Governing body documents (miscellaneous)

  • Proceedings of the seventh meeting of the Governing Board of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Latin America - CRESPIAL: Spanish ( 5 Nov 2012)
  • Proceedings of the tenth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Latin America - CRESPIAL: Spanish ( 3 Nov 2012)
  • Proceedings of the ninth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Latin America - CRESPIAL: Spanish ( 7 Jan 2012)
  • Proceedings of the sixth meeting of the Governing Board of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Latin America - CRESPIAL: Spanish (11 Nov 2011)
  • Proceedings of the eighth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Latin America - CRESPIAL: Spanish (10 Nov 2011)
  • Proceedings of the seventh meeting of the Executive Committee of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Latin America - CRESPIAL: Spanish (25 Aug 2011)
  • Proceedings of the fifth meeting of the Governing Board of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Latin America - CRESPIAL: Spanish (10 Jan 2011)
  • Proceedings of the sixth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Latin America - CRESPIAL: Spanish (30 Aug 2010)
  • Proceedings of the fourth meeting of the Governing Board of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Latin America - CRESPIAL: Spanish (29 Apr 2010)
  • Proceedings of the fifth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Latin America - CRESPIAL: Spanish (27 Apr 2010)

Constitutions & by-laws

  • Rules of the Governing Board of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Latin America - CRESPIAL: Spanish (21 Nov 2012)
  • Rules of the Executive Committee of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Latin America - CRESPIAL: Spanish (21 Nov 2012)
  • Rules of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Latin America - CRESPIAL: Spanish ( 1 Oct 2010)

Agreements & amendments

  • Draft Agreement concerning the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Latin America (CRESPIAL) in Cusco, Peru: English|Spanish (31 Mar 2014)
  • Agreement regarding the use of the emblem of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage: English|Spanish (16 Jul 2013)
  • Agreement for the establishment and functioning of a Regional centre for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage of Latin America (Cuzco, Peru): French|Spanish (22 Feb 2006)

Executive Board/General Conference documents

  • Proposal for the establishment of a Regional centre for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage (Cuzco, Republic of Peru), under the auspices of UNESCO: English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic ( 7 Oct 2005)
  • Proposal for the establishment of a Regional centre for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage (Cuzco, Republic of Peru), under the auspices of UNESCO: English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic (19 Aug 2005)

REPUBLIC OF KOREA – International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP)

Resources

Contact

Samuel Lee, Director;

Seong-Yong Park, Assistant Director
132 Munji-ro
Yuseong-gu
Daejeon 305-380
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
URL: http://www.ichcap.org
Phone: +82 42 820 3502

Year of creation: 2011

The specific functions of the Centre are to: (a) establish an information system, support identification and documentation of ICH, conserve and digitize archival materials and support the development of metadata standards; (b) disseminate the accumulated data on ICH in informational and promotional materials, and promote the protection of intellectual property rights of ICH practitioners and creators included in such informational materials; (c) build networks among concerned communities, groups and individuals to reinforce transmission and dissemination of ICH, organize public events and meetings at the regional and international levels; (d) strengthen international and regional networks to exchange information and knowledge concerning the safeguarding of ICH. The Centre’s activities and programmes shall be carried out in conformity with the 2003 Convention and, in particular, its purposes and objectives and definitions (Articles 1 and 2).

Participating countries:

Brunei Darussalam, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nepal, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Tajikistan, Tonga, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam

Documents

Reports
  • Programmes and Activities of 2012: English ( 4 Oct 2012)
  • Category 2 institutes and centres: fact sheets on established institutes and centres: English (16 Jan 2012)

Annual workplans

  • Annual Work Plan for 2014 and Budget: English (30 Sep 2013)
  • Annual Work Plan for 2013 and Budget: English ( 4 Oct 2012)
  • Annual Work Plan for 2012 and Budget Plan: English (28 Nov 2011)

Medium-term programme

  • Medium-Term and Long-Term Programmes: English (28 Nov 2011)

Governing body documents (miscellaneous)

  • Third Governing Board Meeting of the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region: English (16 Sep 2013)
  • Second Governing Board Meeting of the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region: English ( 4 Oct 2012)
  • First Governing Board Meeting of the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region: English (28 Nov 2011)

Constitutions & by-laws

  • Operational Rules of the Executive Committee of the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region: English (28 Nov 2011)
  • Operational Rules of the Governing Board of the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region: English (28 Nov 2011)
  • Constitution of the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region: English (30 Aug 2014)

Agreements & amendments

  • Agreement regarding the use of the emblem of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage: English (16 Jul 2013)
  • Agreement regarding the establishment in the Republic of Korea of an International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO: English|Korean (25 Jun 2010)

Executive Board/General Conference documents

  • Proposal for the establishment in the Republic of Korea of an International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region as a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO: English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic (16 Jul 2009)
  • Proposal for the establishment in the Republic of Korea of an International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region as a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO: English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic (27 Mar 2009)
  • Proposal for the establishment of an Intangible cultural heritage centre in the Republic of Korea for Asia and the Pacific region (category 2) under the auspices of UNESCO: English|French| Spanish|Russian| Chinese|Arabic ( 7 Mar 2008)