Objectives of the International Training Center for
Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region
under the Auspices of UNESCO
According to the Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and UNESCO regarding the Establishment in Beijing of an International Training Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (hereinafter referred to as “the Agreement”), the objectives of CRIHAP shall be to:
a) promote the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and contribute to its implementation in the Asia-Pacific Region;
b) increase the participation of communities, groups and individuals in Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region;
c) enhance the capacity of the Asia-Pacific Member States of UNESCO in Safeguarding ICH, particularly by strengthening the capacities of concerned personnel;
d) foster regional and international cooperation for safeguarding ICH.