Cook Islands ratifies the World Heritage Convention

Sunday, 1 February 2009
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On 16 January 2009, the Government of the Cook Islands officially deposited with the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, its instrument of ratification, becoming the 186th State Party to adopt the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

The World Heritage Convention will enter into force for this State Party on 16 April 2009.