The States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003)

The Convention entered into force on 20 April 2006 for the thirty States that had ratified it on or before the 20 January 2006. With respect to any other State, the Convention enters into force three months after the deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

The following list of States is presented by electoral group and provided for easy reference, but has no official status.

178 STATES
(as at 11-05-2018)
TERMS OF OFFICE
Group I (22 States)
Andorra
AustriaCommittee Member: 2016-2020
Belgium
CyprusCommittee Member: 2016-2020
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
NetherlandsCommittee Member: 2018-2022
Norway
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Group II (24 States)
Albania
ArmeniaCommittee Member: 2016-2020
AzerbaijanCommittee Member: 2018-2022
Belarus
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czechia
Estonia
Georgia
Hungary
Latvia
Lithuania
Montenegro
PolandCommittee Member: 2018-2022
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Tajikistan
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Group III (32 States)
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Brazil
Chile
ColombiaCommittee Member: 2016-2020
Costa Rica
CubaCommittee Member: 2016-2020
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
GuatemalaCommittee Member: 2016-2020
Haiti
Honduras
JamaicaCommittee Member: 2018-2022
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Group IV (40 States)
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
ChinaCommittee Member: 2018-2022
Cook Islands
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Fiji
India
Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
JapanCommittee Member: 2018-2022
KazakhstanCommittee Member: 2018-2022
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Malaysia
Marshall Islands
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nauru
Nepal
Pakistan
Palau
Papua New Guinea
PhilippinesCommittee Member: 2016-2020
Republic of Korea
Samoa
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Sri LankaCommittee Member: 2018-2022
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Group V(a) (42 States)
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
CameroonCommittee Member: 2018-2022
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Côte d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DjiboutiCommittee Member: 2018-2022
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
MauritiusCommittee Member: 2016-2020
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
SenegalCommittee Member: 2016-2020
Seychelles
South Sudan
TogoCommittee Member: 2018-2022
Uganda
United Republic of Tanzania
ZambiaCommittee Member: 2016-2020
Zimbabwe
Group V(b) (18 States)
Algeria
Bahrain
Egypt
Iraq
Jordan
KuwaitCommittee Member: 2018-2022
LebanonCommittee Member: 2016-2020
Mauritania
Morocco
Oman
PalestineCommittee Member: 2016-2020
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Sudan
Syrian Arab Republic
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates
Yemen
*Becomes party three months after the deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.
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