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Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage


"The Argentine Republic considers that Article 33, paragraph 2 and the correlative Article 2, paragraph 5 of the Convention are not applicable in respect of the territories that are the subject of a sovereignty dispute between two States Parties to the Convention that is recognized by the General Assembly of the United Nations." [original: Spanish]

"The Argentine Republic, in accordance with Article 26, paragraph 2 of the Convention, shall not be bound by the provisions of paragraph 1 of this Article." [original: Spanish]


"Amendments to Article 5 and other amendments that have entered into force at such time as Colombia becomes a Party to the Convention, as referred to in Article 38, paragraphs 5 and 6, will only enter into force for Colombia once the internal procedure has been completed for the approval and revision of these amendments prior to ratification as provided for under Article 150, paragraph 16, and Article 241, paragraph 10, of the Political Constitution of Colombia." [original: Spanish]


"The Government of the Republic of Indonesia, by virtue of Article 26 paragraph (2) of this present Convention, declares that it shall not be bound by the provision of Article 26 paragraph (1)." [original: English]


Declaration made upon ratification:
"The Government of Malaysia declares that the application and implementation of the provision of this Convention shall be subject to, and in accordance with, the applicable domestic laws of Malaysia and the applicable administrative and policy measures of the government of Malaysia." [Original: English]

Saudi Arabia

"I announce under this document on the accession of Saudi Arabia and the acceptance of the International Convention of the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and its commitment to implement its items without any association of the provisions of paragraph (1) of Article (26) of this convention." [original: Arabic, with official translation in English provided by Saudi Arabia]


"The Republic of Seychelles, by virtue of this present Instrument, ratifies the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage reserving the right not to be bound by Article 26 paragraph 1."

Syrian Arab Republic

"The fact that the Syrian Arab Republic is joining the Convention does not, in any way, mean recognizing Israel, and does not lead to entering with it any kind of dealings under the provisions of this Convention." [original: Arabic, with official translation in English provided by the Syrian Arab Republic]


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