“Culture takes diverse forms across time and space and this diversity is embodied in the uniqueness and plurality of identities and cultural expressions of the peoples and societies making up humanity.”

Preamble of the 2005 UNESCO Convention


An important aspect of UNESCO’s action fields is the promotion of culture related matters, through Conventions and other legal organs as well as the implementation of specific programmes to mobilise Member States and raise public awareness for issues relating to World Heritage, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Cultural Diversity and illicit trafficking of cultural goods.


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