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Title: Convention (No. 169) concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries

The new Convention, which revises ILO Convention No.107 (1957), applies to tribal peoples in independent countries whose social, cultural and economic conditions distinguish them from other sections of the national community, and whose status is regulated wholly or partially by their own customs or traditions or by special laws and regulations, and to those peoples of...

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Title: Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage

Each State Party to this Convention recognizes that the duty of ensuring the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and transmission to future generations of the cultural and natural situated on its territory belongs primarily to that State. It will do all it can to this end, to the utmost of its own resources and, where appropriate, with any international...

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Title: Convention For The Safeguarding Of The Intangible Cultural Heritage; UNESCO

Cultural heritage is not limited to material manifestations, such as monuments and objects that have been preserved over time. This notion also encompasses living expressions and the traditions that countless groups and communities worldwide have inherited from their ancestors and transmit to their descendants, in most cases orally. Many years of research on the functions and...

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Title: Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

The UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters was adopted on 25th June 1998 in the Danish city of Aarhus at the Fourth Ministerial Conference in the "Environment for Europe" process. It applies to 40 countries in Europe. The Convention is a new kind of environmental agreement. It...

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Title: Convention on Biological Diversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has 3 main objectives: (a) To conserve biological diversity; (b) The use biological diversity in a sustainable fashion; (C) To share the benefits of biological diversity fairly and equitably. The treaty defines biodiversity as "the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine...

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Title: Convention on Technical and Vocational Education

Adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO at its twenty-fifth session in Paris, on 10 November 1989, the Convention provides that the Contracting States agree to provide and develop technical and vocational education programmes and that technical and vocational education should be designed to operate within a framework of open-ended and flexible structures in the context of...

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Title: Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range. It is an intergovernmental treaty, concluded under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme, concerned with the conservation of wildlife and habitats on a global...

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