A Non-Governmental Organisation in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO
The International Council for Traditional Music is an Non-Governmental Organisation in formal consultative relations with UNESCO. Its aims are to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation and dissemination of traditional music and dance of all countries. To these ends the Council organises World Conferences, Symposia and Colloquia.
By means of its wide international representation and the activities of its Study Groups, the International Council for Traditional Music acts as a bond among peoples of different cultures and thus serves the peace of humankind.
The next ICTM World Conference will take place in Shanghai, China during 11-17 July 2013.
Read more about the World Conference here.