Finding Information About ILO or
UNESCO Instruments at Memorial Library

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ILO Conventions

Text and ratification information Other background information

Text and ratification information - electronic source

The texts and ratification information for ILO conventions are available from the ILO's ILOLEX site,

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Texts and ratification information - print sources

  1. Determine the ILC session and year the convention was adopted by checking:

  2. Using the number of the session the convention was adopted at, locate text:

Ratification information is included in Lists of Ratifications by Convention and by Country (as at 31 December 1998), described above.

Other background information

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UNESCO Instruments

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Text and ratification information

To find the text and ratification information for an United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) instrument, check:

UNESCO's Standard-Setting Instruments; Incorporating Supplement 3 (1994). Paris: UNESCO, 1981.
  • All tables of ratification, accession, etc. are valid as at 31 December 1993.
  • Includes the texts of instruments, followed by a list of ratifications, acceptances, accessions, and notification of succession, as well as declarations and reservations for some instruments.
  • Instruments organized first by topic, then by type of instrument, then chronologically. There are 3 types of instruments:
    1. Conventions, agreements, and other texts subject to ratification
    2. Recommendations not subject to ratification
    3. Declarations, charters not subject to ratification
  • Location: Memorial Reference Stacks, AS 4 U8 U565 1981

UNESCO. Conventions and Agreements of a Standard-Setting Nature... web page.
  • URL:
  • Full text for selected UNESCO instruments, in the areas of:
    • copyright
    • cultural heritage
    • protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict
    • recognition of studies, diplomas and degrees in higher education
  • Arranged chronologically

Other background information

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UNESCO documents

Memorial Library has selected UNESCO documents, going back to 1946, in the Government Documents Collection, Stack Level 2M South, aisle 1-2. Most documents are C or EX documents.

Full text of selected UNESCO documents are available from UNESCO's UNESDOC web site (
  • Documents included:
    • Speeches of the Director-General beginning in 1987
    • Executive Board beginning in 1995
    • General Conference beginning in 1995
    • Resolutions and Decisions beginning in 1946
  • Can search documents by keyword, or browse by type of document and date or session.

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