Intangible Cultural Heritage in Austria

The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

The UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was established within the context of the 32nd session of the UNESCO General Conference of 2003, and became effective in April 2006. So far, the convention has been ratified by 158 states (November 2013).

Austria was made a State Party on July 9, 2009.

The following deliberations have contributed to the creation of the convention: