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Cambodia Ratifies Intangible Heritage Convention

On 13 June 2006, Cambodia deposited with the Director-General its instrument of ratification of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. 

In accordance with the terms of its Article 34, the aforementioned Convention will enter into force with respect to Cambodia three months after the date of the deposit of its instrument, that is to say on 13 September 2006.

This Convention is designed to bind its States Parties to take necessary measures to ensure the safeguarding of their cultural heritage and to promote cooperation and solidarity at regional and international levels in this field. The Convention is also intended to encourage the exchange of information, experiences and joint initiatives to this end.

11 Asia-Pacific Member States have already ratified the Convention namely: Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Pakistan, Turkey, and Vietnam.

For further details, check the official site of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

 


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