Accredited Non-Governmental Organizations

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Accredited NGO's help UNESCO achieving its universal goals at local, regional and national level as for instance on the presentation of the importance of submerged heritage in the understading of climate change, during the COP 21 in Paris (France) in 2016.

The Meeting of States Parties and the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body collaborate with accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) having activities related to the scope of the Convention.

The cooperation is crucial as NGOs are working directly in the field and with national authorities worldwide. They have invaluable insights into current issues and practices in underwater archaeology, and can directly facilitate the development of underwater archaeology on a national, regional and international level. NGOs are also instrumental in actively disseminating the ethical principles and guidelines of the 2001 Convention.  

The Meeting of States Parties has accredited the following NGOs:


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