UNESCO, Subak eventually passed as part of the cultural heritage of the world, the 36th Session, in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 29, 2012. Finally, Subak, or Balinese rice field irrigation system, officially designated as world heritage, for the cultural landscape. UNESCO to assess, as the subak irrigation system that can maintain the original culture of the Balinese people. Bali Subak had fought for 12 years, and its ratification has been delayed several times. On hearing this, did not seem to oppose efforts Subak a world heritage. Regent of Badung and Gianyar who attended the event, very happy. This is a very historic event, for the people of Bali. For the Balinese culture, tetah recognized by the global forum. Because, having exceptional cultural value, which can still be shown the evidence, as a culture of life, followed by indigenous peoples in Bali. Subak is a system of life that is still followed by the community.
Subak determination coincides with 40 years of the World Heritage Convention. Convention which began in 1972 is an international treaty to preserve the cultural and natural heritage that spread across the world. This pact is different from other international agreements. Because it recognizes the existence of human interaction with nature, and how to balance the two. For a special celebration this year, celebrating the World Heritage Convention for sustainable development and the role of local communities.
After the UNESCO set Subak, as world cultural heritage, is expected to maintain the existence of Subak. Thus, all the traditions and activities Subak is not lost and extinct. Along with the development at this time.