Here you find links to relevant non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – who they are and how they work. Other formalized and organized stakeholders who share Good Practices may as well be linked to this site.

About non-governmental organizations
Non-governmental organizations play an important role regarding intangible cultural heritage. When ratifying the Convention, each State Party are committed to involve relevant organizations in the implementation of the Convention.

Non-governmental organizations aspiring to work in the spirit of the Convention, may request accreditation from UNESCO. Headlines of the criterias for accreditation are:

(a) have proven competence, expertise and experience in the field
(b) have a local, national, regional or international working scope
(c) have objectives that are in conformity with the Convention
(d) cooperate in a spirit of mutual respect with communities and groups
(e) possess operational capacities

Request accreditation here.

On each of the national pages, accredited NGOs are highlighted with an asterix *