About us

The ICH NGO Forum is the platform for communication, networking, exchange and cooperation for NGOs accredited by UNESCO to provide advisory services to the Intergovernmental Committee in the framework of the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

NGOs are a pillar for the safeguarding of the World’s living traditions, together with the holders of these traditions and the States. The Forum also welcomes NGOs that  are active in the field of ICH and are in the process of accreditation.

The ICH NGO Forum organizes meetings and symposia on shared international challenges in the safeguarding policies and practices of ICH, and is particularly committed to follow the implementation and the evolution of the 2003 Convention. Periodic meetings take place simultaneously with the sessions of the Convention’s General Assembly (every two years in June) and of the Intergovernmental Committee (annually in December).

Here the page with all the documents produced by the ICH NGO FORUM (statements, reports and more).

Steering Committee: Rules and Procedures

Read here the 2018 rules and procedures of the Steering Committee (the document is available also in french): (english or french). Here the previous document (dating back to 2017).



CONTACT for the ICH NGO Forum
Jorijn Neyrinck jorijn@werkplaatsimmaterieelerfgoed.be – Fares Kallas f.kallas@syriatrust.sy

CONTACT for the Website, Facebook, Twitter, Newsletter
Gabriele Desiderio news@ichngoforum.org


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