For more than six decades, ICCROM has partnered with Member States to support them in safeguarding heritage within their borders and beyond. The global ICCROM network continues to grow and extend its reach as Member States join the organization.
We believe that the diversity and collaboration of our Member States significantly contribute to the shared goal of preserving cultural heritage for future generations. ICCROM welcomes all eligible states to join our organization and actively participate in our mission to protect and conserve cultural heritage worldwide.
Accession for UNESCO Member States
Any state that is a Member State of UNESCO may become a Member State of ICCROM by sending a formal request of accession to the Director-General of UNESCO, with a copy sent to the Director-General of ICCROM. This official letter should be signed by the Head of State (or Head of Government, Minister of Foreign Affairs or a Minister authorized by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.) Once a state becomes a Member State of ICCROM through this process, it retains its membership even if it ceases to be a Member State of UNESCO.
Application for States which are not Members of UNESCO and former Member States of ICCROM
States that are not Member States of UNESCO or are former Member States of ICCROM can apply for membership. Such states must send a request for membership to the Director-General of ICCROM. The Council carefully considers each application, and if approved, the state can be admitted to membership by the General Assembly. Admission to membership requires a decision taken by a two-thirds majority of the Member States of ICCROM present and voting.