Building capacities for the elaboration of Colombia’s first periodic report on the implementation of the 2005 Convention
The capacity building workshop for the elaboration of Colombia’s first periodic report will take place on November, 30th and December, 1st 2016, at Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, in Bogota. This workshop is organized in the framework of the “Enhancing fundamental freedoms through the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions” project.
Colombia ratified the 2005 Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions in 2013, and is expected to submit its first quadrennial periodic report in April 2017 as part of its statutory obligations. This exercise will monitor the implementation of the Convention in the country and highlight major developments put in place to promote the diversity of cultural expressions and to strengthen local cultural industries. In addition, the information and best practices identified will nurture the next edition of the Global Report on the implementation of the Convention scheduled for late 2017.
This training workshop, organized by the Secretariat of the 2005 Convention, the UNESCO Office in Quito and the Representation for Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, the Colombian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO and the Colombian Ministry of Culture, will jointly lead the participatory process for the elaboration of Colombia's report. It will be facilitated by Giselle Dupin and Omar López Olarte, members of the UNESCO Expert Facility. The Colombian national consultative team, composed of representatives from government agencies, media, academics and civil society organizations, will participate in this workshop and will provide advice to the Government of Colombia in the drafting process of the report.
"The drafting of this report, which involves a dialogue with many interlocutors, will make it possible to identify new needs and opportunities to promote inclusion through cultural policies," says Adriana González Hassig, Entrepreneurship Group Coordinator for the Ministry of Culture.