International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the Auspices of UNESCO (IRCI)
Approval for establishment of International Research Centre for the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) under the auspices of B-XB3383 - UNESCO (UNESCO Category II Centre) granted at General Conference, Oct 2009. Official agreement between UNESCO and Japanese government concluded Aug 2010. Centre opened Oct 2011. Official agreement regarding continuation of IRCI renewed Dec 2018.
Promote the Convention for the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage and its implementation; enhance safeguarding of ICH through instigating and coordinating research in the Asia-Pacific region.
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