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Standard-Setting Instruments

When, cultural differences and traditions notwithstanding, States agree to common rules, they can draw up an international instrument: an agreement or convention, which are legally binding, a recommendation or a declaration.

UNESCO participates in this effort through its standard-setting action, serving as a central forum for coordinating the ethical, normative and intellectual issues of our time, fostering multidisciplinary exchange and mutual understanding, working – where possible and desirable – towards universal agreements on these issues, defining benchmarks and mobilizing international opinion.

This site lists each instrument by type and by UNESCO sector of activity. For each instrument you will find HTML versions of the texts in English and French, and links to PDF files from our official documents in the six official languages of UNESCO.

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16-09-2016 Accession by Norway of the Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (The Hague, 26 March 1999) UNESCO
On 5 September 2016, Norway deposited with the Director-General its instrument of accession of the Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. More

18-08-2016 Ratification by the Cook Islands of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (Paris, 17 October 2003) UNESCO
On 3 May 2016, the Cook Islands deposited with the Director-General its instrument of ratification of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. More



Sing.bmpDocuments of the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations for the 200th session of the Executive Board
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Sing.bmpImplementation of standard-setting instruments (200 EX/16 Part I - II)
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Sing.bmpImplementation of standard-setting instruments - General Monitoring (200 EX/16 Part I Annex)
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Sing.bmpReport of the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations (199 EX/30)
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Sing.bmpImplementation of standard-setting instruments (199 EX/14 Part I - IV)
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conseil.gifThe Executive Board of UNESCO - 2016 edition
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Sing.bmpInformation Document on the CR Committee (199 EX/CR/2)
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Sing.bmpComprehensive report by the Director-General on UNESCO's standard-setting instruments (38 C/INF.6)
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CR Photo ok.jpgThe Committee on Conventions and Recommendations - 2016 Edition
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Textes ééé.jpgBasic Texts - 2016 Edition
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la.jpgUNESCO's procedure for the protection of human rights: the legislative history of the 104 EX/3.3 Procedure
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bpi 2.jpgStandard-setting in UNESCO
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177 EX 35 pixel.bmpFramework Guidelines
Adopted by the Executive Board at its 177th session (177 EX/Decision 35 II) and amended at its 196th session (196 EX/Decision 20) More

177 EX 35 pixel.bmpSpecific multi-stage procedure for the monitoring of the implementation of UNESCO conventions and recommendations for which no specific institutional mechanism is provided
Adopted by the Executive Board at its 177th session (177 EX/Decision 35 I) and amended at its 196th session (196 EX/Decision 20) More

Image sans titre 2.pngDocuments concerning the CR Committee since the 159th session of the Executive Board
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