Established in 2011 as the first UNESCO Category 2 Centre in the field of cultural heritage in the Republic of Korea, the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP) endeavours in disseminating information on all issues related to intangible cultural heritage and facilitating the exchange of knowledge and ideas among various stakeholders in the heritage field. ICH also journeys toward creating and solidifying networking opportunities for communities, groups, and individuals for the safeguarding of living heritage.
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ICHCAP as a permanent Secretariat for the Silk Roads Living Heritage Network carries out the substantive and administrative work of the Network and supports the Chair in ensuring the smooth functioning of the Coordinating Bureau Meetings. In particular, it connects members, partners, and other stakeholders to work together on common goals. ICHCAP as a Secretariat prepares the meeting agendas, reports, and project plans after obtaining prior proposals and consensus from all coordinating bureau members.