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This resource has been developed to signpost global expertise in the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage (2001) in order to enable States to better protect their submerged cultural heritage.

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Who are the Accredited NGOs?

The NGOs have an invaluable knowledge of current practices and issues in the field of underwater archaeology. They can directly facilitate the development of underwater archaeology at a national, regional and international level. NGOs also play an important role in the dissemination of the ethical principles and guidelines of the 2001 Convention.

The Meeting of States Parties and the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body cooperate with accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) having activities related to the scope of the Convention. This cooperation is crucial as NGOs work directly in the field and with national authorities around the world.