Second Extraordinary Session of the Intergovernmental Committee

(Paris, 23 - 25 March 2009)

Highlights of the session:

  • Adoption of draft guidelines on preferential treatment
  • Discussion on alternative mechanisms to fundraise for the IFCD

More information on the session

List of Participants
CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/INF.2

Provisional timetable
CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/INF.1 Rev.

Reference documents on Article 16 of the Convention
 CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/INF.3

Replies to the questionnaire concerning the elaboration of the operational guidelines on Article 16 of the Convention 
CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/INF.4

Table of replies of Parties and civil society to the questionnaire on Article 16 of the Convention (question by question)
CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/INF.5 Rev.

Replies to the questionnaire concerning the elaboration of the operational guidelines on Article 16 of the Convention received after the deadline

Participation of civil society representatives at the sessions of the Intergovernmental Committee

 In accordance with Rule 7.4 of the of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and with Decision 1.EXT.IGC 5 adopted at its first extraordinary session (24-27 June 2008), nongovernmental organizations (ONG) having interests and activities in the field covered by the Convention wishing to participate as observers to a session or all sessions of the Committee, are asked to submit a written request to the Director-General of UNESCO. Are eligible only NGOs who respond to the criteria of Annex II of Decision 1.EXT.IGC 5.

Chairperson: Vera Lacoeuilhe (Saint Lucia)
Rapporteur: Mouhamed Konaté (Senegal)
Vice-Chairpersons: Croatia, India, Luxembourg and Oman

The second extraordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris 23-25  March 2009.

Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO (PDF)

Oral report of the Rapporteur (in French)
CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/9

Adoption of the Agenda.
CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/2 Rev.

Adoption of the detailed draft summary records of the second ordinary session of the Committee.
CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/3

Documents to be approved by the second session of the Conference of Parties.
CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/5

Draft operational guidelines on Article 16 of the Convention.
CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/4

Alternatives for fundraising  for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity.
CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/6

Measures to increase the visibility and the promotion of the Convention.
CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/7

Report of the Committee on its activities and decisions to the Conference of Parties.
CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/8

Alternatives for fundraising for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity.
CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/6.Add