Intergovernmental Committee

The Convention has two governing bodies: the Conference of Parties and the Intergovernmental Committee.

The Intergovernmental Committee is composed of 24 elected representatives of the Conference of Parties for a period of four years.  The Intergovernmental Committee is to meet on an annual basis and may meet in extraordinary session at the request of at least two thirds of its Members to address specific issues. 


 

 

Functions of the Committee

The functions of the Committee include:

  • promoting the objectives of the Convention and encouraging and monitoring its implementation;
  • preparing operational guidelines for the implementation of the provisions of the Convention;
  • transmitting to the Conference of Parties quadrennial periodic reports from Parties, together with its comments and a summary of their contents;
  • making recommendations to be taken in situations brought to its attention by Parties;
  • establishing procedures and other mechanisms for consultation aimed at promoting the objectives and principles of this Convention in other international forums;
  • deciding on projects/programmes to be funded by the International Fund for Cultural Diversity.

Article 23 of the Convention outlines the main responsibilities of the Intergovernmental Committee.

The Committee may invite at any time public or private organizations or individuals to participate in its meetings for consultation on specific issues in accordance with its Rules of Procedure.

Committe members Term of Office
Group I
Canada 2017 - 2021
Germany 2015 - 2019
Finland 2017 - 2021
France
2015 - 2019
Group II
Croatia 2017 - 2021
Czechia 2015 - 2019
Latvia 2017 - 2021
Slovakia 2015 - 2019
Group III
Argentina 2017 - 2021
Brazil 2015 - 2019
Colombia 2017 - 2021
Paraguay 2015 - 2019
Peru 2015 - 2019
Group IV
China 2017 - 2021
Indonesia 2015 - 2019
Republic of Korea 2017 - 2021
Group V(a)
Côte d’Ivoire  2015 - 2019
Democratic Republic of the Congo 2015 - 2019
Kenya 2017 - 2021
Mali 2017 - 2021
Nigeria 2015 - 2019
Group V(b)
Egypt 2017 - 2021
Iraq 2017 - 2021
Morocco 2015 - 2019