UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

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Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage
Drafted 2 November 2001[1]
Location Paris[2]
Effective 2 January 2009[1]
Condition 20 ratifications[1]
Parties 48[2]
Depositary Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization[1]
Languages Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Spanish and Russian[1]

The Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage is a treaty adopted on 2 November 2001 by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.[1] The convention aims at protection of "all traces of human existence having a cultural, historical or archaeological character", which have been under water for over 100 years.[1]

As of June 2014, 48 states are party to the convention.[2]

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