Since 1948, UNESCO
ITI global network

ITI global network

Centres – the full members of ITI – are the core components of ITI. As per the ITI Charter, each Centre shall have a board of directors in which the various branches of the performing arts are represented, e.g. playwrights, choreographers, dancers, actors, directors, stage managers, etc.

Centres shall promote the performing arts in their respective countries through research, distributing information, conferences, festival, competitions, showcases, best performances of the country, of one or two years, workshops, publications and other means as well as facilitate international cultural exchange.


Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Democratic Republic, Brazzaville, Congo Republic, Kinshasa, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe

Arab countries

Fujairah/United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sharjah/United Arab Emirates and Sudan.

Asia Pacific

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Chinese Taipei, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea Republic, South Korea, Mongolia, Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.


Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium French Part, Belgium Flemish Part, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia FYROM, Monaco, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.

The Americas 

Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, U.S.A. and Venezuela

General Secretariat

The Secretariat comprises a Director General appointed by the Executive Council and approved by the General Assembly, for a renewable period of four years, and such staff as may be required, as appointed by the Director General.  

The Director General’s duties are international in nature, with tasks and responsibilities assigned by, and in co-ordination with, the Executive Council or Executive Board, and not by Centres.

The ITI has a liaison office at UNESCO in Paris/France. Its management is based at the ITI Headquarters in Shanghai/China since 2015.