Welcome to the Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development web site. The Observatory aims to facilitate the promotion of Cultural Diversity in all aspects of Human Development – scientific, educational, social, environmental, economic and cultural – in the Pacific Asia region.

International Partners

ICOM Museum logoInternational Council of Museums (ICOM)

ICOM is an international organisation of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible.




International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

ICOMOS works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places. It is the only global non-government organisation of this kind, which is dedicated to promoting the application of theory, methodology, and scientific techniques to the conservation of the architectural and archaeological heritage.

Asia Pacific Intangible Cultural Heritage Center
Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific (ICHCAP)

ICHCAP is a UNESCO category II center based in Korea. The ultimate goal of ICHCAP is to safeguard ICH in the Asia and Pacific region by the promotion of various activites by utilizing information and networking for the promotion of culutral diversity and sustainable development.



Pacific Islands Museum AssociationPacific Islands Museum Association (PIMA)

PIMA is the first and only regional, multilingual, multicultural, non-profit organisation that assists Pacific museums, cultural centres and peoples to preserve Pacific Island Heritage. PIMA develops community participation in heritage management and brings together museums and cultural centres in Pacific Islands to develop their capacity to identify, research, manage, interpret and nurture cultural and natural heritage.




Training Center for Traditional Culture

The Training Center for Traditional Culture (TCTC)

TCTC was established by the Korean Cultural Heritage Administration to cultivate experts related to traditional art and techniques. TCTC gives various educational opportunities about traditional culture and cultural heritage.