2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage – 2016 Edition

Article 1 Purposes of the Convention
The purposes of this Convention are:
(a) to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage;
(b) to ensure respect for the intangible cultural heritage of the communities, groups and
individuals concerned;
(c) to raise awareness at the local, national and international levels of the importance of the
intangible cultural heritage, and of ensuring mutual appreciation thereof;
(d) to provide for international cooperation and assistance

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