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

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In the text of the Convention

  1. Article 11 - Role of States Parties

  2. Article 29 - Reports by the States Parties

  3. Article 32 - Ratification, acceptance or approval

  4. Article 34 - Entry into force

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.

161 STATES
(as at 15-05-2014)
TERMS OF OFFICE
Group I (20 States)
Andorra
Austria
BelgiumCommittee Member: 2012-2016
Cyprus
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
GreeceCommittee Member: 2012-2016
Iceland
Italy
Luxembourg
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
TurkeyCommittee Member: 2014-2018
Group II (24 States)
Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BulgariaCommittee Member: 2014-2018
Croatia
Czech Republic
Estonia
Georgia
HungaryCommittee Member: 2014-2018
LatviaCommittee Member: 2012-2016
Lithuania
Montenegro
Poland
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Tajikistan
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Group III (30 States)
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
BrazilCommittee Member: 2012-2016
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
PeruCommittee Member: 2012-2016
Saint LuciaCommittee Member: 2014-2018
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
UruguayCommittee Member: 2012-2016
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Group IV (32 States)
AfghanistanCommittee Member: 2014-2018
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Fiji
IndiaCommittee Member: 2014-2018
Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Japan
Kazakhstan
KyrgyzstanCommittee Member: 2012-2016
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Malaysia
Micronesia (Federated States of)
MongoliaCommittee Member: 2014-2018
Myanmar
Nauru
Nepal
Pakistan
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Republic of KoreaCommittee Member: 2014-2018
Samoa
Sri Lanka
Tonga
Turkmenistan
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Group V(a) (38 States)
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
CongoCommittee Member: 2014-2018
Côte d'IvoireCommittee Member: 2014-2018
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
EthiopiaCommittee Member: 2014-2018
Gabon
Gambia
Guinea
Kenya
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritius
Mozambique
NamibiaCommittee Member: 2012-2016
Niger
NigeriaCommittee Member: 2012-2016
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Swaziland
Togo
UgandaCommittee Member: 2012-2016
United Republic of Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Group V(b) (17 States)
AlgeriaCommittee Member: 2014-2018
Bahrain
EgyptCommittee Member: 2012-2016
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Mauritania
Morocco
Oman
Palestine
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Sudan
Syrian Arab Republic
TunisiaCommittee Member: 2012-2016
United Arab Emirates
Yemen
*Becomes party three months after the deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.