Scope Of The Convention On The Protection And Promotion Of The Diversity Of Cultural Expressions

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Übereinkommens über den Schutz und die Förderung der Vielfalt kultureller Ausdrucksformen

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27 announcement of the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions

After communication of the Director-General of UNESCO were following ratification or accession to the Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions (Federal Law Gazette III No. 34/2007, last proclamation of the scope BGBl. III No. 102/2009) deposited:



Date of deposit of the instrument of ratification or instrument of accession:

Equatorial Guinea

June 17, 2010


February 15, 2010


September 18, 2009

Costa Rica

March 15, 2011

Dominican Republic

September 24, 2009


May 26, 2011


December 14, 2009


February 8, 2010


August 31, 2010


January 12, 2012

Democratic Republic of the Congo

September 28, 2010

Republic of Korea

April 1, 2010


February 18, 2010


March 16, 2010


October 9, 2009


December 8, 2011

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

September 25, 2009


October 18, 2011

Trinidad and Tobago

July 26, 2010

Czech Republic

August 12, 2010


March 10, 2010 on the occasion of the deposit of the instrument of accession below States have submitted the following observations:


The Republic of Azerbaijan declares in accordance with article 25 paragraph 4 of the Convention, that she presented 25 paragraph 3 of the Convention proceedings does not recognise that article. The Republic of Azerbaijan declares that it can only guarantee the implementation of the Convention in their territories occupied by the Republic of Armenia (the region of Nagorno-Karabakh of Azerbaijan and the seven provinces surrounding this region) when they liberated areas from the occupation and the consequences of this crew are completely eliminated (the schematic map of the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan is attached).

The occupying power - the Republic of Armenia - bears full responsibility for the destruction of cultural expressions in the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan by the day of the occupation until the liberation of these territories by the crew and up to the total elimination of the consequences of this crew.


Australia declares that it is of the opinion, that the obligation provided for in article 16 of the developed industrial countries "to facilitate cultural exchanges with developing countries by them in appropriate institutional and legal framework artists and other cultural workers and cultural grant preferential treatment involved as well as cultural goods and services from developing countries", did not, aims, content and the interpretation of national laws, regulations, rules or criteria relating to eligibility for immigration visas or authorisations, or exercise of discretion according to laws, regulations and administrative provisions or rules or criteria to influence.

The Convention is to apply and can be interpreted that it safeguards the rights and Australia's obligations under other treaties, whose party is it, including the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization. This Convention affects not Australia's ability to negotiate rights and obligations in other current or future contract negotiations.