In order to promote the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO’s General Conference in October 2003, the Organization is planning to invite policy makers in relevant fields in respective governments to attend eight meetings in different regions of the world. It is hoped that these meetings will not only encourage Member States to ratify the Convention but will also be an opportunity to exchange views on, and experiences in, safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage.