Libya became the 182nd State to join the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage after deposing its instrument of ratification to UNESCO last November 2023.
The deposit took place during the Conventions Ceremony organized as part of the 42nd session of the General Conference of UNESCO.
Libya is now part of a worldwide international network committed to supporting communities in the safeguarding of their living heritage for the benefit of present and future generations. With this new ratification, all States from the Arab States are party to the 2003 Convention.
UNESCO welcomes Libya and looks forward to supporting its safeguarding efforts at the national level.