At present, Iran has 23 UNESCO World Heritage sites and 13 Intangible Cultural Heritage elements registered on UNESCO’s of list of Intangible Cultural Heritage . In the field of culture, the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) is the key national partner for UNESCO.

UNESCO collaborates with ICHHTO on the preservation, restoration and management of cultural heritage sites and underwater cultural heritage as well as safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. UNESCO also supports ICHHTO in the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property and sustainable tourism management

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