UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage Section assumes the function of the Secretariat is of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (c.f. Article 10), and is working with all Member States of UNESCO, including those not party to the Convention. The work of the Secretariat is performed under the authority of the Director-General and in accordance with the Approved Programme and Budget adopted by the Organization’s General Conference.

You may contact the Intangible Heritage Section of UNESCO by:


For issues related to specific countries, you may also contact the Regional Officers in charge (browse by country and check the contact in ITH Section).


Ms Josiane Poivre, +33 (0)1 45 68 11 12

Postal mail

UNESCO - Section of Intangible Cultural Heritage (CLT/CRE/ITH)
7, place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07