- The mobility of artists and other cultural professionals is crucial to maintaining a heterogeneous world of ideas, values and views.
- Access to international markets for artists and cultural professionals is also crucial to the promotion of sustainable cultural and creative industries and their potential contribution to human, social and economic development, particularly in the global South.
- There is a vast gap between the principles and ideals of the 2005 Convention and the world realities concerning the mobility of artists and cultural professionals from the global South. Indeed, implementation of the Convention so far does not yet appear to have contributed to increasing such mobility.
- The obstacles to the mobility of artists and cultural professionals include increasing security, economic and political constraints, particularly in the global North; hence the Convention needs to be used more effectively in countering these constraints in a spirit of international solidarity.
- Information, funding and other opportunities that can promote the mobility of artists and cultural professionals need to be gathered and shared by all Parties.