In the text of the Convention

  1. Article 3 - Relationship to other international instruments

  2. Article 13 - Other measures for safeguarding

The 2003 Convention, which is the first binding multilateral instrument for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage, enriches and supplements existing international agreements, recommendations and resolutions concerning the cultural and natural heritage.

The main safeguarding measure proposed in the Convention is the drawing up of inventories. States Parties are also encouraged to adopt appropriate legal, technical, administrative and financial measures aimed at: