world heritage, cultural heritage administration, the organization that gives pride and hope to koreans
Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Korean heritage items may be inscribed on the UNESCO list or register under a different name from the one being used in the national designation system.
  • Memory of the World
    Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
    World Heritage
    About World Heritage
    Qualifications | Registration Procedure | Effects of Registration | UNESCO World Heritage Committee(WHC) | Status of UNESCO World Heritage
    UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC)
    Establishment
    An inter-governmental organization set up pursuant to Article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritages.
    Function
    Selection of a nation's outstanding heritages having universal values
    Organization: 1 president, two vice-presidents, 1 secretary
    Member nations of WHC: 21 countries, 6-year tenure ※ Korea was included in the WHC in 1997, and appointed as the vice-presidential country in 1998
    Steering committee meeting: Jun. ~ Jul., every year, by delegates of seven members of WHC
    General Assembly: every December or at the time of the UNESCO General Assembly
    Funding contribution: 1% of a member a nation's contribution to UNESCO
    ※ Member nations joined in the Convention for the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritages: 156 (South Korea joined as the 102nd member nation and North Korea as the 153rd member nation)
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