Eighth ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee

Highlights of the session: 

(Paris, 9 - 11 December 2014, UNESCO, Room II)

 

  • International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD): approval of 7 new projects
  • Periodic Reporting: review of 6 new quadrennial  periodic reports, and adoption of draft Operational Guidelines on Article 9 “Information Sharing and Transparency”, including the Framework for Periodic Reporting 
  • Implementation and impact of Article 16 (Preferential Treatment for Developing Countries) and Article 21 (International Consultation and Coordination): decision to continue working on the collection and analysis of information. 
  • Implementation of the Convention: proposal to foresee new draft Operational Guidelines on digital issues and the diversity of cultural expressions.
  • Visibility of the Convention: increase overall visibility efforts in the context of the 10th anniversary of the Convention, including through the organization of exchange sessions prior to Conference of Parties (June 2015) on digital issues, and impact of articles 16 and 21;

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Chairperson: Mr Jean-Marie Adoua (Congo)
Rapporteur: Ms Laure Rabarison (Madagascar)
Vice-Chairpersons: Austria, Lithuania, Saint Lucia, United Arab Emirates and Viet Nam

Adoption of the detailed summary record of the seventh ordinary session of the Committee. 
CE/14/8.IGC/3

Secretariat’s report on its activities.
CE/14/8.IGC/4

Internal Oversight Service’s reports. Report on the Audit of the Working Methods of Cultural Conventions.
CE/14/8.IGC/5a

Report on the Evaluation of UNESCO’s Standard-setting Work of the Culture Sector Part IV – 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
CE/14/8.IGC/5b

Report concerning the Audit of the Governance of UNESCO and Dependent Funds, Programmes and Entities.
CE/14/8.IGC/6

Quadrennial periodic reports. New reports and analytic summary.
CE/14/8.IGC/7a

Preliminary draft revisions to the Operational Guidelines on Article 9 “Information Sharing and Transparency".
CE/14/8.IGC/7b

Secretariat’s report on the implementation of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).
CE/14/8.IGC/8

Report on the implementation of the IFCD fundraising strategy.
CE/14/8.IGC/9

Use of the financial resources of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).
CE/14/8.IGC/10

Preferential treatment and International consultation and coordination: report on the implementation and impact of Articles 16 and 21 of the Convention.
CE/14/8.IGC/11

Current state and action to address the challenges posed by digitisation.
CE/14/8.IGC/12

Initiative to increase the visibility of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

CE/14/8.IGC/13

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

CE/14/8.IGC/14

Report of the Committee on its activities and decisions at the Conference of Parties

CE/14/8.IGC/14REV

Election of the members of the Bureau of the ninth ordinary session of the Committee

CE/14/8.IGC/16

List of participants.
CE/14/8.IGC/INF.2

The 2005 UNESCO Convention and Civil Society: An Initial Assessment (by Helmut Anheier).
CE/14/8.IGC/INF.4

UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: Analysis of Parties’ periodic reports and contemporary digital trends (by Octavio Kulesz).
CE/14/8.IGC/INF.5

Assessment of policies and measures aimed at enhancing diversity of the media, including through Public Service Broadcasting (by Christine M. Merkel).
CE/14/8.IGC/INF.6

Results of the Satisfaction Survey on the Preparation and Organization of the 7th ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee.
CE/14/8.IGC/INF.7

Criteria and steps for civil society participation in sessions of the Convention's governing bodies.