3.4.3 European / international actors and programmes
Monaco has been a member of UNESCO since 1949 and is involved in a variety of actions undertaken by this international organisation and is a signatory to many if its conventions. The Principality was elected to UNESCO's Executive Board in 2009.
Since Monaco signed the cultural convention of the Council of Europe in 1994, the Principality has participated in cultural projects across Europe, such as the European Heritage Days (since 1996). The country then became member of the Council of Europe on October 5th 2004.