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Conventions and Agreements of Standard-Setting Nature adopted under the auspices of UNESCO solely or jointly with other International Organizations. Member states who sign or agree to abide by the convention are added to the list of state parties.

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Asia-Pacific Regional Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education
Tokyo, 26 November 2011 More

International Convention against Doping in Sport
Paris, 19 October 2005 More

Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
Paris, 20 October 2005 More

Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Paris, 17 October 2003 More

Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage
Paris, 2 November 2001 More

Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region
Lisbon, 11 April 1997 More

Convention on Technical and Vocational Education
Paris, 10 November 1989 More

Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok, 16 December 1983 More

Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees and other Academic Qualifications in Higher Education in the African States
Arusha, 5 December 1981 More

Multilateral Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation of Copyright Royalties, with model bilateral agreement and additional Protocol.
Madrid, 13 December 1979 More

Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees concerning Higher Education in the States belonging to the Europe Region
Paris, 21 December 1979 More

Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in the Arab States
Paris, 22 December 1978 More

Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in the Arab and European States Bordering on the Mediterranean
Nice, 17 December 1976 More

Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean
Mexico City, 19 July 1974 More

Convention relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite
Brussels, 21 May 1974 More

Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage
Paris, 16 November 1972 More

Universal Copyright Convention as revised at Paris on 24 July 1971, with Appendix Declaration relating to Article XVII and Resolution concerning Article XI
Paris, 24 July 1971
- Protocol 1, Paris, 24 July 1971
- Protocol 2, Paris, 24 July 1971 More

Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat
Ramsar, 2 February 1971
- Protocol, Paris, 3 December 1982
- Amendments to Articles 6 et 7 of the Convention, 28 May 1987 More

Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorized Duplication of their Phonograms
Geneva, 29 October 1971 More

Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property
Paris, 14 November 1970 More

Protocol Instituting a Conciliation and Good offices Commission to be Responsible for Seeking the settlement of any Disputes which may Arise between States Parties to the Convention against Discrimination in Education.
Paris, 10 December 1962 More

International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Rome, 26 October 1961 More

Convention against Discrimination in Education
Paris, 14 December 1960 More

Convention concerning the International Exchange of Publications
Paris, 3 December 1958 More

Convention concerning the Exchange of Official Publications and Government Documents between States
Paris, 3 December 1958 More

Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict with Regulations for the Execution of the Convention
The Hague, 14 May 1954
- First Protocol, The Hague, 14 May 1954
- Second Protocol, The Hague, 26 March 1999 More

Universal Copyright Convention, with Appendix Declaration relating to Articles XVII and Resolution concerning Article XI
Geneva, 6 September 1952
- Protocol 1, Geneva, 6 September 1952
- Protocol 2, Geneva, 6 September 1952
- Protocol 3, Geneva, 6 September 1952 More

Agreement on the Importation of Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials, with Annexes A to E and Protocol annexed
Florence, 17 June 1950
- Protocol, Nairobi, 26 November 1976 More

Agreement For Facilitating the International Circulation of Visual and Auditory Materials of an Educational, Scientific and Cultural character with Protocol of Signature and model form of certificate provided for in Article IV of the above-mentioned Agreement
Beirut, 10 December 1948 More

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