Adoption of the agenda
Tenth ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee
UNESCO Headquarters | 12 – 15 December 2016
This session included a number of debates, among which: the Secretariat’s report on its capacity-building and knowledge management activities; the Convention’s contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; the implementation of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) and approval of new projects ; the engagement of civil society in the implementation of the Convention; and the Preliminary draft Operational Guidelines on the implementation of the Convention in a digital environment.
Highlights of the session:
(Paris, 12-15 December 2016, UNESCO, Room II)
- Implementation of the Convention in the digital age: adoption of draft Operational Guidelines on the implementation of the Convention in the digital environment, and organization of a ministerial panel “Shaping digital policies for development” addressing the use of digital technologies and e-commerce in today’s cultural industries.
- International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD): approval of 6 new projects.
- Civil society: organization of the first working session between civil society organizations and members of the bureau to the Intergovernmental Committee to the 2005 Convention as well as a civil society panel on Creativity in the digital age.
- Periodic Reporting: transmission to the Conference of Parties at its sixth ordinary session of the submitted quadrennial periodic reports and the 2015 edition of the Global Report.