Examination of the report by Member States and other States Parties on measures taken in application of the Convention

In accordance with Article 16 of the 1970 Convention, States Parties shall, on dates determined by the General Conference of UNESCO, submit a report to UNESCO on the legislative and administrative provisions they have adopted and other actions taken in implemeting the Convention. Such reports aim to illustrate the action taken to implement the Convention, as well as progress made and obstacles encountered.

Reports were received by the Secretariat in 1978, 1983, 1987, 1995, 2003, 2007 and in 2011.

In October 2003, 32C/Resolution 38 of the 32nd General Conference of UNESCO had set the periodicity for reporting at a four-year interval. Thus, the presentation of the State reports took place in autumn 2011 during the 36th General Conference. 

A report was sent by the following 45 States below:


  • Angola: FR
  • Botswana: EN
  • Burkina Faso: FR
  • Mauritius: EN
  • Nigeria: EN


  • Jordan: EN
  • Saudi Arabia: FR


  • Australia: EN
  • China: EN
  • Japan: EN
  • Republic of Korea: EN
  • Viet Nam: EN


  • Belgium: FR
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: EN
  • Canada: EN | FR
  • Croatia: EN
  • Cyprus: EN
  • Czech Republic: FR
  • Estonia: EN
  • Finland: EN
  • France: FR
  • Georgia: EN
  • Germany: EN
  • Greece: EN
  • Hungary: EN
  • Italy: EN
  • Latvia: EN
  • Lithuania: EN
  • Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of): EN
  • Monaco: FR
  • Netherlands: EN
  • Norway: EN
  • Poland: EN
  • Portugal: EN
  • Romania: EN
  • Sweden: EN
  • Switzerland: FR
  • Ukraine: EN
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Nothern Ireland: EN
  • United States of America: EN


  • Argentina: EN
  • Colombia: ES | EN
  • Costa Rica: EN 
  • Cuba: EN
  • Mexico: EN
  • Peru:
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