ECO Cultural Institute (ECI)

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1995-03-14 Islamabad Pakistan


14-15 Mar 1995, Islamabad (Pakistan), on signature of a Charter by 8 of the member states of D-XD3153 - Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), to revive the activities of U-XE8924 - RCD Cultural Institute, which existed from Jun 1966 to 1984.


Recognizing that development of economic relations among member countries is closely linked to active cultural relations: foster and promote closer cultural association and cooperation, in particular among mass media, intellectuals and artists and especially in the fields of history, demography, anthropology, archaeology and preservation and restoration of the common architectural heritage of the region and its literature, folklore, traditional music and national customs; revive the region's spiritual values, civilization and historical status; safeguard and preserve its heritage of literature, art and philosophy; strengthen ties of friendship and affinity among its people and guard their common identity.


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Board of Trustees (meets every 2 years). Executive Committee, comprising cultural experts. Institute is headed by President, assisted by Executive Director and staff. Headquarters in Iran; coordination units in each member state.


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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