10:00 am, Monday 14 December, 2015. UNESCO Fontenoy building, Room II.
Ninth ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee
Highlights of the session:
(Paris, 14-16 December 2015, UNESCO, Room II)
- International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD): approval of 6 new projects.
- Implementation and impact of Article 16 (Preferential Treatment for Developing Countries) and Article 21 (International Consultation and Coordination): decision to develop new specific training modules.
- Periodic Reporting: review of 5 new quadrennial periodic reports.
- Implementation of the Convention: decision to elaborate a preliminary draft of the Operational Guidelines on digital issues.
- Visibility of the Convention: public launch of the first Global Report “Re | Shaping Cultural Policies” on the implementation and impact of the Convention.
UNESCO Headquarters | 14 – 16 December 2015
More information on the session
Chairperson: Ms. Eva Nowotny (Austria)
Rapporteur: Ms Mariella Crosta (Uruguay)
Vice-Chairpersons: Australia, Ethiopia, Lithuania, Tunisia
Results of the Satisfaction Survey on the Preparation and Organization of the fifth ordinary session of the Conference of Parties.
Status of the IFCD projects of the funding cycles 2010 – 2014.
Results of the projects supported through the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) and implemented in 2013-2015.
Summary of the exchange session: The diversity of cultural expressions in the digital age.
Summary of the exchange session: Preferential treatment, international coordination and consultation.
Challenges and opportunities for the diversity of cultural expressions in the digital era in East Asia.
|Committe members||Term of Office|
|Germany||2015 - 2019|
|Austria||2013 - 2017|
|France||2015 - 2019|
United Kingdom of Great Britain and
|2013 - 2017|
|Belarus||2013 - 2017|
|Lithuania||2013 - 2017|
|Czech Republic||2015 - 2019|
|Slovakia||2015 - 2019|
|Brazil||2015 - 2019|
|Paraguay||2015 - 2019|
|Peru||2015 - 2019|
|Saint Lucia||2013 - 2017|
|Uruguay||2013 - 2017|
|Afghanistan||2013 - 2017|
|Australia||2013 - 2017|
|Indonesia||2015 - 2019|
|Côte d’Ivoire||2015 - 2019|
|Ethiopia||2013 - 2017|
|Madagascar||2013 - 2017|
|Nigeria||2015 - 2019|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||2015 - 2019|
|United Arab Emirates||2013 - 2017|
|Morocco||2015 - 2019|
|Tunisia||2013 - 2017|
Preferential treatment, International consultation and coordination (Articles 16 and 21 of the Convention): status of consultations, sharing of knowledge and good practices.
Assessment of the participation of civil society in implementation of the Convention.
Quadrennial periodic reporting: new reports and analytical summary.
Date of the next session of the Committee.
Election of the members of the Bureau of the tenth ordinary session of the Committee.
In accordance with Rule 7.4 of the Rules of Procedure of the Intergovernmental Committee and its Decision 1.EXT.IGC 5, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) having interests and activities in the field covered by the Convention who wish to participate as observers to a session or all sessions of the Committee, are asked to submit a written request to the Director-General of UNESCO. Only NGOs which meet the criteria provided by the Annex to the operational guidelines of Article 11 (Role and participation of civil society) are eligible. The request must be accompanied by the documents mentioned in paragraph 2 of the Annex.
Detailed draft summary record.