Category 2 Centers

Category 2 Institutes and Centres serve as international or regional poles of expertise and provide technical assistance and services to Member States, partners and UNESCO. Through capacity-building, knowledge sharing and research, Category 2 Institutes and Centres support global, regional, sub-regional or interregional activities carried out by UNESCO and other organizations.

There are currently 20 UNESCO Category 2 Institutes and Centres working in culture. Please consult the table below for information on Category 2 Institutes and Centres working specifically on the 2005 Convention.

Name of the Category 2 Center Country Contact
Regional Centre for the Living Arts in Africa (CREAF) Burkina Faso

Partners

Name of the host institution: 
Regional Centre for the Living Arts in Africa (CREAF)
Address: 
01 BP 104
Bobo-Dioulasso
Burkina Faso
Reference person: 
Director Michel SABA
Phone number: 
(+226) 20 97 42 20
(+226) 20 97 42 21
E-mail: 
ceravafrique@gmail.com
michel.saba@gmail.com
Country: 
Burkina Faso
Category: 
Center
International Centre for Creativity and Sustainable Development (ICCSD) China

Partners

Name of the host institution: 
International Centre for Creativity and Sustainable Development (ICCSD)
Address: 
Room 912 Building B No. 31 Middle Road North 3rd Ring
Haidan District
Beijing
11 100088
China
Reference person: 
Mr HAO Ping
Phone number: 
+8610 82004254
E-mail: 
zmm@bidcchina.com
Country: 
China
Category: 
Center
Regional Centre for Book Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLALC) Colombia

Partners

Name of the host institution: 
Regional Centre for Book Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLALC)
Address: 
Calle 70 # 9-52
Bogota
Colombia
Reference person: 
Ms. Marianne Ponsford
Phone number: 
+(57) (1) 5402071
E-mail: 
Libros@cerlalc.org
Description of the institution: 

The Regional Centre for Book Promotion in Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLALC) is an intergovernmental agency, UNESCO partner – Category 2-, aimed at creating conditions for promoting reading societies.  It, therefore, directs its efforts to develop book production and circulation, promotion, reading and writing, and incentives and protection of intellectual property.  In this regard, it provides technical assistance to propose public policies, generate knowledge, disseminate specialized information, develop and offer learning processes, and promote agreement and cooperation possibilities.

Cerlalc:

  • Advises and provides technical assistance to iberoamerican governments in the design and application of policies, projects and programs for promoting reading, books and copyrights.  
  • Develops mechanisms that enable and optimize horizontal cooperation among member countries in areas related to its mission goals.
  • Supports structuring of regulatory policies and instruments related to reading, writing, libraries, books and their free circulation, and copyrights.  
  • Promotes agreement among involved stakeholders and promotes actions to strengthen the institutional character of accountable agencies.
  • Performs specialized studies and research on national policies on reading and writing, library systems, book promotion and trade, regulations, comparative law and copyrights, with the aim of guiding decision making relative to public policy design.
  • Provides specialized training programs intended for booksellers, editors, librarians, promoters, reading intermediaries and various agents involved in the protection and dissemination of books, reading and copyrights.
Country: 
Colombia
Category: 
Center
Institute for African Culture and International Understanding (IACIU) Nigeria

Partners

Name of the host institution: 
Institute for African Culture and International Understanding (IACIU)
Address: 
Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library
Abeokuta
Nigeria
Reference person: 
Prof. Peter A. Okebukola
Phone number: 
+2348022904423
E-mail: 
pokebukola@yahoo.com
Country: 
Nigeria
Category: 
Center