The Emblem

In order to promote the 2005 Convention on the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions ("the Convention") and increase its visibility at the national, regional and international levels, Parties to the Convention adopted an emblem encapsulating its objectives and principles.

The emblem was adopted by the Convention’s Conference of Parties in June 2013.


Two possible options

Organizers of one-off and short-term activities such as performances, exhibitions, cultural industry festivals, seminars, conferences and audio-visual productions may request the authorized use of the stand-alone emblem.

Its use is strictly regulated with Guidelines .

Activity organizers may also request to place the activity under the patronage of UNESCO, and hence request the authorized use of the linked emblem.

Its use is subject to the Directives and et aux to the General Conditions for the use of UNESCO’s name and logo.


Authorization for use of the stand-alone emblem is only granted for a single activity or event. A new request is needed for a subsequent activity.

Steps for the use of the stand-alone emblem

Step 1 - Request

The requester completes the Request Form and prints it.

He then submits it for endorsment to the National Commissions for UNESCO of the Party or Parties, or to the national authorities duly designated by respective Parties, in whose territory the planned activities are to be held.

The National Commission or designated national authority reviews the request and completes, in the event of a favorable opinion, the Endorsement Form.

Three months prior to the beginning of the proposed activities, the National Commission or designated national authority forwards the Endorsement and Request Forms , together with any supportive documentation, to the Convention Secretariat.

UNESCO
SSecretariat to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions - UNESCO - CLT/CRE/DCE
7, place de Fontenoy

75007 Paris, France

Step 2 – Notification by the Secretariat

The Convention Secretariat evaluates and grants requests according to the criteria stipulated in the Guidelines on the Use of the Emblem..The Convention Secretariat provides a response to all requests.

Pour les demandes autorisées, le Secrétariat adressera aux demandeurs, par courrier électronique, une réponse contenant le fichier électronique de l'emblème seul en haute résolution, ainsi que les conditions d’utilisation et un Formulaire de rapport.

Attention: the logo sent cannot be subject to any modification of any sort.

Step 3 - Report

Organizers of activities for which the stand-alone emblem has been used, must complete and submit theReporting Form  to the Convention Secretariat (emblem2005@unesco.org) no later than one month after the end of the activity (six months for publications and audio-visual productions).

The Director-General of UNESCO is empowered to authorize the use of the linked emblem in connection with UNESCO patronage.

Patronage and authorization for use of the linked emblem are solely granted for a single event, limited in time (six months maximum).

A new request is needed for a subsequent activity.

Steps for the use of the linked emblem

Step 1 – Consultation

For every organisation wishing to obtain UNESCO patronage, the first step is to contact the National Commission for UNESCO of the Party in which the organization is registered, as well as the National Commission of the Party in whose territory the planned activities are to be held (if different to the Party where the organization is registered).

Step 2 – Request

The Request Form is aimed at gathering all the necessary information for UNESCO to evaluate the request.

After having filled out the request form, the requesters shall send it to the National Commission for UNESCO of the registering Party and/or of the territory where the planned activities are to be held if different, so as to obtain official endorsement.The request form accompanied by the official endorsement letter of the National Commission(s) concerned can be sent either by the requesters or by the National Commission.

The full file will have to arrive at the Office of the Director-General at least three months before the start of the activity,

UNESCO
Office of the Director-General
7, place de Fontenoy
75007 Paris, France

Step 3 – Notification by the Secretariat

For requests that are granted, the requester will receive an official letter from the Director General of UNESCO, along with the general conditions for use of the UNESCO name and logo. Requesters will then have to contact logo@unesco.org in order to obtain the appropriate electronic file to use in the framework of the approved activity.

Attention : the logo granted cannot be subject to any modification of any sort.

If the request is rejected, the requester will receive an official letter from the UNESCO Secretariat explaining the rejection motifs.

Step 4 – Report

At the end of the activity, the requesters will have to submit an evaluation report. The report will be addressed to:

UNESCO,
Sector for External Relations and Public Information
7, place de Fontenoy
75007 Paris, France

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