Basic texts of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage - 2012 Edition

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The Basic Texts are conceived as a practical tool for all those concerned – government officials, policy makers, NGOs and international organizations – to better understand the functioning of the 2003 Convention in order to ensure optimum implementation. They are periodically revised to reflect the resolutions of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention.

This edition also includes the amendments to the Operational Directives for the Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage adopted by the General Assembly of the States Parties at its fourth session (Paris, from 4 to 8 June 2012).