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The Underwater Cultural Heritage

Information Kit for the 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

Information Kit for the 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage
  • Wreck off Papua-New Guinea © UNESCO/A. Vanzo

This information kit was produced with the principal aim of promoting the 2001 Convention and encouraging countries to join the ranks of its States Parties.

UNESCO also hopes that this document will serve to raise public awareness of the existence of fragile underwater heritage and of the urgent need to ensure its protection.

Information Kit: English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic |  Chinese | Portuguese (non official translation)

The UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in 2001, intends to enable States to better protect their underwater heritage.

  • Publication Date: 20-09-2007