Eleventh ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee

UNESCO Headquarters | 12 – 15 December 2017

During this session, the Committee will take a number of important decisions on: the revision of the Operational Guidelines on Article 9, including a new structure for the preparation of Parties quadrennial periodic reports; examine the Secretariat’s report of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD), approve new projects, review progress on its fundraising strategy, as well as examine the second external evaluation report and its recommendations. Additionally, the Committee will adopt a workplan to guide their future activities for 2018-2019.

This session will launch the second edition of the Global Report on the implementation of the 2005 Convention.

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More information on the session

A detailed draft summary record of the 11th ordinary session will be made available in 2018.

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List of participants

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Results of the Satisfaction Survey on the Preparation and Organization of the 6CP

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Report on impact of IFCD projects

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Civil Society Report: An African Perspective

Adoption of the detailed summary record of the tenth session of the Committee

Secretariat’s report on its activities (2017)

Future activities of the Committee: draft workplan, timeline, resources (2018-2019)

Civil society’s report on its activities

Secretariat’s report on the implementation of the International Fund for Cultural
Diversity (IFCD)

Report on the external evaluation of the IFCD

Quadrennial periodic reports:

  • Launch of the second edition of the Global Report on the implementation of the 2005 Convention
  • Preparatory work on the revision of the operational guidelines on Article 9


Date of the next session of the Committee

Election of the members of the Bureau of the twelfth session of the Committee

To be determined

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.

Committe membersTerm of Office
Group I
Canada2017 - 2021
Germany2015 - 2019
Finland2017 - 2021
2015 - 2019
Group II
Croatia2017 - 2021
Czech Republic2015 - 2019
Latvia2017 - 2021
Slovakia2015 - 2019
Group III
Argentina2017 - 2021
Brazil2015 - 2019
Colombia2017 - 2021
Paraguay2015 - 2019
Peru2015 - 2019
Group IV
China2017 - 2021
Indonesia2015 - 2019
Republic of Korea2017 - 2021
Group V(a)
Côte d’Ivoire 2015 - 2019
Democratic Republic of the Congo2015 - 2019
Kenya2017 - 2021
Mali2017 - 2021
Nigeria2015 - 2019
Group V(b)
Egypt2017 - 2021
Iraq2017 - 2021
Morocco2015 - 2019


Chairperson: Mr Mohammed Lotfi M’Rini (Morocco)
Rapporteur: Mr Aman Wirakartakusumah (Indonesia)
Vice-Chairpersons: Côte d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, France and Paraguay


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