International Centre for the Promotion of Crafts

Centre international de promotion de l'artisanat (CIPA)
Centro Internacional de Fomento de la Artesania

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1995-06-05 Fez Morocco


5 Jun 1995, Fez (Morocco), on signature of an agreement by B-XB3383 - UNESCO and the Government of Morocco. Agreement ratified 30 Jul 1996, Rabat (Morocco).


Collect and disseminate data on craft techniques worldwide, especially those that are endangered; facilitate exchange of experience among experienced and young craftsmen from different regions and cultures; promote quality craftsmanship and traditional handicraft products; encourage their adaptation to requirements of contemporary society by furthering innovation and creativity while respecting the authenticity of traditional methods.


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International Advisory Committee, comprising 12 experts, 2-3 from each of 5 regions: Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; Asia-Pacific; Arab States; Europe and North America. Secretariat in Fez (Morocco) headed by Executive Secretary. Sections: Surveys and planning; Research and data collection; Coordination and dissemination.


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GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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