Iran

IRAN

Iran, also known as Persialand officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in West Asia. It is bordered by Iraq to the west and Turkey to the northwest, Azerbaijan, Armenia, the Caspian Sea and Turkmenistan to the north, Afghanistan to the east, Pakistan to the southeast, the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf to the south. It covers an area of 1.648 million square kilometers (0.64 million square miles), making it the world’s 17th-largest country. Iran has around 90 million people, making it the world’s 17th most populous country. Its capital and largest city is Tehran with around 16 million in its metropolitan area, and around 9 million in the city.

IRAN ICH List

UNESCO Category 2 Centers are a global network of outstanding institutions operating within UNESCO’s specialized domains. Established upon Member States’ requests, in cooperation with UNESCO, and under its technical supervision, these centers endeavor to promote ...

“The Tehran ICH Centre organises a Capacity-Building Workshop for Pakistan on the Effective Implementation of the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage” The Tehran ICH Centre is happy to announce ...

Summary Report: On May 12, 2024, the Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia under the Auspices of UNESCO—commonly known as the Tehran ICH Centre—commenced the meticulously orchestrated Information ...

UNESCO convened the Twelfth Annual Coordination Meeting of the C2Cs Active in the Field of ICH on Thursday, 13 June 2024, at its headquarters in Paris. This meeting followed the 10th General Assembly of the ...

2023

Illumination is a centuries-old decorative art practised on the pages of manuscripts, calligraphic texts and miniatures. The main component is gold leaf or gold paint, both of which entail specific knowledge and techniques. Natural pigments ...

2023

Iftar (also called Eftari, İftar or Iftor in practicing countries) is observed by Muslims at sunset in the month of Ramadan (the ninth month in the lunar calendar), upon completion of all religious and ceremonial ...

2023

Sadeh, or Sada, is a celebration held annually on 30 January. In the folk calendar, it marks the day when farmlands are prepared for their next spring plantation and when people celebrate the end of ...

2020

The annual three-day pilgrimage to St. Thaddeus Apostle Monastery in northwestern Iran is held each July. The pilgrimage venerates two prominent saints: St. Thaddeus, one of the first apostles preaching Christianity, and St. Santukhd, the ...