Fourth ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee

Highlights of the session:

  • Review of draft guidelines on information sharing and exchange; education and public awareness
  • IFCD: decision on first project applications, review of fundraising strategy
  • Discussion on creation of emblem and nomination of public personality(ies)

(Paris, 29 November - 3 December 2010)

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Chairperson: Ms Nina Obuljen (Croatia)
Rapporteur: Mr Zaid Hamzeh (Jordan)
Vice-Chairpersons: China, France, Kenya and Mexico

At the opening ceremony of the fourth meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee (IGC) and at the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, Ms Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO invited some of the founding fathers and mothers to share their reflections on some of the milestones achieved to date.

Distinguished guests have been:

  • Mr Gilbert Laurin, Chairperson of the first and second IGC (2007-2008) and of the second Conference of Parties (2009). Mr. Laurin is former Ambassador of Canada to UNESCO
  • Ms Vera Lacoeuilhe, Chairperson of the second extraordinary IGC and the third IGC (2009). Ms Lacoeuilhe is Minister Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Delegate of St.Lucia to UNESCO
  • Ms Nina Obuljen, Chairperson of the fourth IGC (2010). Ms. Obuljen is Croatian Secretary of State for Culture

Webcast of the ceremony: EN | FR | Without interpretation

Adoption of the Agenda.

Adoption of the detailed summary record of the third ordinary session of the Committee.

Progress of ratifications of the Convention, steps taken and actions carried out in 2009-2010.

Feasibility study and cost analysis for the creation of an emblem for the Convention.

Pertinence and feasibility of appointing public persons to promote the Convention.

Draft operational guidelines on information sharing and transparency (Article 9 of the Convention).

Draft operational guidelines on the exchange, analysis and dissemination of information (Article 19 of the Convention).

Draft operational guidelines on education and public awareness (Article 10 of the Convention).

Implementation of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).

International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) fundraising strategy.

Documents to be approved by the third session of the Conference of Parties.

Report of the Committee on its activities and decisions to the Conference of Parties.

Implementation and follow-up of the Convention by the Committee: current state.

Date of the next session of the Committee.

Election of the members of the Bureau of the fifth ordinary session of the Committee.

Provisional timetable.

Provisional list of participants.

Draft Framework for Periodic Reports on Measures to Protect and Promote the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

Strategy of Ratification : Summary of responses from Parties and civil society organizations.

Collecting Information, Data and Best Practices: Existing Mechanisms and Tools.

Information session “Cultural Expressions: Innovative Approaches and Data Collection Tools”, 29 November 2010, UNESCO Headquarters, in Paris.