Fifth ordinary session of the Conference of Parties

Exchange sessions on the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions 

9 June 2015, UNESCO Headquarters
Digital issues and impact of Articles 16 on preferential treatment and 21 on international consultation and coordination

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Concept Notes

UNESCO Headquarters | 10 - 12 June 2015

During its fifth ordinary session, the Conference of Parties examined several items on its Agenda, including the reports on the implementation and impact of Articles 16 and 21 of the Convention, and the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) and the fundraising strategy. It reviewed the analytical summary of quadrennial periodic reports of Parties to the Convention, and approved the draft revised Operational Guidelines on Article 9 of the Convention. It also debated on digital issues and visibility of the Convention, and set out future activities of the Intergovernmental Committee. Finally, the Conference of Parties elected 12 new Members of the Intergovernmental Committee.

More information on the session

List of participants


List of candidates for election to the Committee


Executive Summaries of Parties' Quadrennial Periodic Reports


Secretariat’s analytical summary of Parties’ Quadrennial Periodic Reports 2013 and 2014


Results of the Satisfaction Surveys on the preparation and organization of governing body sessions 


Report on outcomes of the implementation of the ratification strategy


Evaluation of UNESCO’s Standard-setting Work of the Culture Sector: Part IV – 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions


UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: Analysis of Parties’ periodic reports and contemporary digital trends (by Octavio Kulesz)


Status of the IFCD projects of the funding cycles 2010 – 2014


10 June 2015

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Criteria and steps for civil society participation in sessions of the Convention's governing bodies