Third ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee

(Paris, 7 - 9 December 2009)

Highlights of the session:

  • Election of IFCD evaluation panel
  • Adoption of the ratification strategy
  • Adoption of guidelines on visibility and promotion of Convention
  • Discussion on information sharing and exchange

More information on the session

Adoption of the Agenda.
CE/09/3.IGC/211/1

Adoption of the detailed summary records of the second extraordinary session of the Committee.
CE/09/3.IGC/211/3

Strategy for encouraging ratifications.
CE/09/3.IGC/211/4

Implementation of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD): preliminary steps.
CE/09/3.IGC/211/5

Draft operational guidelines on measures to increase the visibility and the promotion of the Convention.
CE/09/3.IGC/211/6

Preparation of the operational guidelines on information sharing and transparency (Article 9 of the Convention).
CE/09/3.IGC/211/7

Preparation of the operational guidelines on exchange, analysis and dissemination of information (Article 19 of the Convention).
CE/09/3.IGC/211/8

Provisional agenda and Date of the fourth session of the Committee (December 2010).
CE/09/3.IGC/211/9

Election of the members of the Bureau of the fourth session of the Committee.
CE/09/3.IGC/211/10

Provisional timetable.
CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF1

List of participants.
CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF2

State of ratification of the Convention on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (by electoral group).
CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF3A Rev.1

State of ratification of the Convention on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (by region).
CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF3A Rev.2

International organizations.
CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF3B

Contributions to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).
CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF4B

Assistance request form (International Fund for Cultural Diversity, IFCD).
CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF4C

Replies of Parties and civil society to the questionnaire on the visibility of the Convention.
CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF5

Points of contact responsible for information sharing in relation to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF6

Article 19 – Exchange, analysis and dissemination of information: Culturelink network’s twenty years of experience.
CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF7

Reply to the questionnaire on the visibility and the promotion of the Convention received after the finalization of the document.

Spanish interpretation will be provided thanks to the generosity of Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

Participation of civil society representatives at the sessions of the Intergovernmental 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.

Chairperson: Vera Lacoeuilhe (Saint Lucia)
Rapporteur: Mouhamed Konaté (Senegal)
Vice-Chairpersons: Croatia, India, Luxembourg and Oman

The Third Ordinary Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 7 to 9 December 2009 in Room XII.

Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO

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