Basic texts of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

Basic texts downloadable in English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese© UNESCO

The Basic Texts are conceived as a practical tool for all those concerned – government officials, policy makers, NGOs and international organizations – to better understand the functioning of the 2003 Convention to ensure optimum implementation. They are periodically revised to reflect the resolutions of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention.

2018 edition

The last edition (English|French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese) includes the amandments to the Operational Directives for the Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage adopted by the General Assembly of the States Parties of the 2003 Convention at its sevents session (Paris, June 2018) as well as the overall results framework for the Convention approved at the same session.

2016 edition

2014 edition

2012 edition

2011 edition

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