Contracting Parties > Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions > New Zealand
|Accession||October 5, 2007|
|Entry into force||January 5, 2008|
Declarations, Reservations etc.Declarations made upon accession:
"And declares that it considers that the obligation in Article 16 on developed countries to "facilitate cultural exchanges with developing countries by granting, through the appropriate institutional and legal frameworks, preferential treatments to artists and other cultural professionals and practitioners as well as cultural goods and services from developing countries" is not intended to affect the content or interpretation of domestic legislation, or rules or criteria relating to eligibility for immigration visas or permits, or the exercise of discretion under legislation, or in respect of rules or criteria, but is intended to reflect the way in which the entry of those eligible for visas or permits may be facilitated, such as through special procedures for processing applications;
And declare that it considers the clear legal effect of Article 20 is to ensure the provisions of the Convention do not modify in any way the rights and obligations of the Parties under other treaties to which they are also parties."
Territorial InformationDeclaration made upon accession:
"And declare consistent with the constitutional status of Tokelau and taking into account the commitment of the Government of New Zealand to the development of self-government for Tokelau through an act of self-determination under the Charter of the United Nations, this accession shall not extend to Tokelau unless and until a Declaration to this effect is lodged by the Government of New Zealand with the Depositary on the basis of appropriate consultation with that territory."