Sixth ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee

(Paris, 10 - 14 December 2012)

During this session, the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) was in the spotlight, with the evaluation of its pilot phase (2009-2012), the revision of its Guidelines and the adoption of selected projects submitted during the 3rd call.

The Committee examined the first quadrennial periodic reports of Parties to the Convention and continued its discussion on the implementation of Article 21 of the Convention. After discussing emblem proposals for the Convention and deciding to transmit them to the fourth session of the Conference of Parties, it adopted the draft operational guidelines for its use. Finally, it took note of the implementation of the ratification strategy for 2011 - 2012.

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Chairperson: Mr Paul Damasane (Zimbabwe) – was replaced by Ambassador Rodolphe Imhoof
Rapporteur: Mr Artashes Arakelyan (Armenia)
Vice-Chairpersons: Brazil, Lao PDR, Switzerland and Tunisia

Adoption of the Agenda.
CE/12/6.IGC/1

Adoption of the detailed summary record of the fifth ordinary session of the Committee.
CE/12/6.IGC/3

Analytical summary of the first quadrennial periodic reports of Parties to the Convention.
CE/12/6.IGC/4

View reports submitted in 2013.

Secretariat’s report on the implementation of the third year of the pilot phase of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).
CE/12/6.IGC/5

Fundraising activities: Report on the use of the funds intended for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).
CE/12/6.IGC/6

View the 2012 projects.

CE/12/6.IGC/6REV

Report of the evaluation of the pilot phase of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).
CE/12/6.IGC/7

Use of the financial resources of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).
CE/12/6.IGC/9

Progress on the implementation of the strategy of ratification to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2011-2012).
CE/12/6.IGC/10

International consultation and coordination: taking stock of Article 21 of the Convention.
CE/12/6.IGC/11

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Décembre 2012, Sixième session ordinaire du Comité intergouvernemental : « Concertation et coordination internationales : mise à jour de l’état des lieux sur l’article 21 de la Convention » 

Selection of an emblem for the Convention and preliminary draft Operational Guidelines for its use.
CE/12/6.IGC/12

Documents to be approved by the Conference of Parties at its fourth ordinary session.
CE/12/6.IGC/13

Report of the Committee on its activities and decisions to the Conference of Parties.
CE/12/6.IGC/14

Date of the next session of the Committee.
CE/12/6.IGC/15

Election of the members of the Bureau of the seventh ordinary session of the Committee.
CE/12/6.IGC/16

Preliminary draft revisions to the Guidelines on the use of the resources of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).
CE/12/6.IGC/8

Provisional timetable.
CE/12/6.IGC/INF.1

Provisional list of participants.
CE/12/6.IGC/INF.2

Secretariat’s report of its activities in 2012.
CE/12/6.IGC/INF.3

Secretariat’s report on the results of the completed IFCD projects.
CE/12/6.IGC/INF.4

Strategy of Ratification : Summary of responses from Parties and civil society organizations.
CE/12/6.IGC/INF.5

“Unlocking Opportunities: Governance of Culture for Development the UNESCO/EU partnership on the implementation of the 2005 Convention” 
UNESCO Headquarters, Room II, 10 December 2012 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. CET.

This session presented the first results of the UNESCO/EU “Expert Facility Project to Strengthen the System of Governance for Culture in Developing Countries” (2010-2013).

Funded by the European Union and implemented by UNESCO, this groundbreaking project has seen technical assistance missions carried out by internationally-renowned experts in 13 developing countries, assisting them in their efforts to support the emergence of dynamic cultural industries. Its objective is to implement the 2005 Convention in the field.