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UNESCO treaty on protecting oral traditions could come into force next year

February 21, 2005

New York City - A treaty to protect the world's oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, craftsmanship and knowledge of nature is on track to enter into force next year following a slew of new ratifications, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today.

Eleven countries - Algeria, Mauritius, Japan, Gabon, Panama, China, Central African Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and the Republic of Korea - have now ratified the Convention on the Safeguarding on the Intangible Cultural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO's General Conference in 2003.

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