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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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18-12-2020 Accession by Afghanistan to the Asia-Pacific Regional Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education (Tokyo, 26 November 2011) UNESCO
On 7 December 2020, Afghanistan deposited with the Director-General its instrument of accession to the Asia-Pacific Regional Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education. More

08-12-2020 Accession by the Russian Federation to the Asia-Pacific Regional Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education (Tokyo, 26 November 2011) UNESCO
On 27 November 2020, the Russian Federation deposited with the Director-General its instrument of accession to the Asia-Pacific Regional Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education. More

19-11-2020 Accession by Lebanon to the International Convention against Doping in Sport (Paris, 19 October 2005) UNESCO
On 10 November 2020, Lebanon deposited with the Director-General its instrument of accession to the International Convention against Doping in Sport. More

16-11-2020 Ratification by Peru of the Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (Buenos Aires, 13 July 2019) UNESCO
On 4 November 2020, Peru deposited with the Director-General its instrument of ratification of the Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean. More

16-11-2020 Approval by Estonia of the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (Paris, 2 November 2001) UNESCO
On 2 Novmber 2020, Estonia deposited with the Director-General its instrument of approval of the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. More

27-03-2020 UNESCO's Response to COVID-19
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UNESCO Conventions Ceremony 15 Nov 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
Event on the margins of the 40th session of the General Conference, Friday 15 November 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., UNESCO Headquarters. More



Sing.bmpDraft report of the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations (210 EX/47 (Draft))
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Sing.bmpImplementation of standard-setting instruments - General monitoring (210 EX/26.I)
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Sing.bmpImplementation of the 1978 Revised Recommendation concerning the International Standardization of Educational Statistics - Consolidated report of the implementation of the Recommendation (210 EX/26.II)
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Sing.bmpImplementation of standard-setting instruments - General Monitoring (210 EX/26.I) Annex
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Sing.bmpFollow-up on previous reviews of the working methods, procedures and practices of the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations (210 EX/27)
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Sing.bmpReport of the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations (209 EX/34)
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image 3 - copie.pngThe Executive Board of UNESCO - 2020 Edition
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image.pngRules of Procedure of the General Conference - Edition 2020
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Textes ééé.jpgBasic Texts - 2020 Edition (revised edition)
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CR Photo ok.jpgThe Committee on Conventions and Recommendations - 2020 Edition
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Sing.bmpInformation Document on the CR Committee (209 EX/CR/2)
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Sing.bmpImplementation of standard-setting instruments - General Monitoring (209 EX/18.I & Corr.)
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Sing.bmpImplementation of the 1974 Recommendation concerning Education for International Understanding, Co-operation and Peace and Education relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms – Preparations for the next consultation (209 EX/18.II)
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Sing.bmpImplementation of the 2015 Recommendation on Adult Learning and Education - Preparations for the next consultation (209 EX/18.III)
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Sing.bmpImplementation of the 2017 Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers - Preparations for the next consultation (209 EX/18.IV)
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Sing.bmpFollow-up on previous reviews of the working methods, procedures and practices of the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations (209 EX/19)
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Sing.bmpComprehensive report by the Director-General on UNESCO's standard-setting instruments (40 C/INF.10)
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Sing.bmpReport of the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations (207 EX/53)
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Sing.bmpPresentation of the Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of International Standards and Legal Affairs on the UNESCO Conventions Ceremony
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Sing.bmpInvitation to the UNESCO Conventions Ceremony
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Sing.bmpLetter of Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of International Standards and Legal Affairs on the UNESCO Conventions Ceremony
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image - copie 2.pngCases of the UNESCO Committee on Conventions and Recommendations: communications examined under the 104 EX/Decision 3:3 procedure of the Executive Board, 1978-1988
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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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