New Edition of the Basic Texts available online in the six official languages of UNESCO

  • 2 November 2018
Basic texts downloadable in ICHDOC:41864

The Secretariat of the 2003 Convention published online the 2018 Edition of the Basic Texts in the six official languages of UNESCO. This new edition contains updates resulting from resolutions of the seventh session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the 2003 Convention (June 2018) as well as decisions of the twelfth session of the Intergovernmental Committee (December in 2017). Among those updates are revisions to the Operational Directives – now stipulating that the submission of national reports shall be based on a regional calendar – and the addition of a new chapter, dedicated to the overall results framework for the Convention.

The Basic Texts is a reference book for States and other stakeholders who strive to safeguard their living heritage. It is composed of the text of the Convention, the Operational Directives, Rules of Procedure and other key documents and information. It is revised periodically to reflect the most recent developments of the 2003 Convention.
The six linguistic versions can be downloaded here.