Seventh ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee

(Paris, 10 - 13 December 2013)

During its seventh ordinary session, the Committee had several items on its Agenda, including the examination of the report on the implementation of the fundraising strategy and the action plan on the implementation of the Internal Oversight Service’s (IOS) recommendations regarding the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD). The Committee also examined new quadrennial periodic reports of Parties to the Convention received in 2013, the report on the impact of Article 21 of the Convention, and focused its debates on the results of the strategy of ratification of the Convention achieved between 2010 and 2013. Finally, the Committee undertook a preliminary debate on digital technologies and their impact on the Convention as well as on the role of Public Service Broadcasting in achieving the objectives of the Convention.

More information on the session

European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Members of the International Network of Lawyers for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

Canadian Coalition for Cultural Diversity.

United Kingdom Coalition for Cultural Diversity.

Association scientifique internationale d'Union latine d'économie politique de l'information, de la communication et de la culture.

German Commission for UNESCO.

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

Chairperson: Ms Arev Samuelyan (Armenia)
Rapporteur: Mr Nicolas Mathieu (Switzerland), was replaced by Mikael Schultz  (Sweden)
Vice-Chairpersons: St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Kuwait, Congo and Viet Nam

Adoption of the Agenda.
CE/13/7.IGC/1

Adoption of the detailed summary record of the sixth ordinary session of the Committee.
CE/13/7.IGC/3

Secretariat’s report on its activities.
CE/13/7.IGC/4

Quadrennial periodic reporting: new reports and analytical summary.
CE/13/7.IGC/5

Secretariat’s report on the implementation of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).
CE/13/7.IGC/6

Report of the implementation of the IFCD fundraising strategy.
CE/13/7.IGC/7

IFCD action plan on the implementation of the IOS’s recommendations.
CE/13/7.IGC/8

Use of the financial resources of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).
CE/13/7.IGC/9

Results of the Committee’s strategy of ratification (2010-2013).
CE/13/7.IGC/10

Report on the use of the emblem of the Convention. 
CE/13/7.IGC/11

International consultation and coordination: report on the impact of Article 21 of the Convention. 
CE/13/7.IGC/12

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Décembre 2013, Septième session ordinaire du Comité intergouvernemental : « Concertation et coordination internationales : rapport sur l’impact de l’article 21 de la Convention ».

Activities of the Committee (2013-2014):

  • digital technologies and their impact on the Convention: proposals for future action.
  • role of Public Service Broadcasting in achieving the objectives of the Convention.

CE/13/7.IGC/13

Date of the next session of the Committee.
CE/13/7.IGC/14

Election of the members of the Bureau of the eighth ordinary session of the Committee. 
CE/13/7.IGC/15

List of participants.
CE/13/7.IGC/INF.2

Survey Results 4CP.
CE/13/7.IGC/INF.3

Report of the Secretariat on the design and future implementation of a global capacity-building strategy.
CE/13/7.IGC/INF.4

External Evaluation of the UNESCO/EU Expert Facility Project to strengthen the system of governance for culture in developing countries (2010-2013).
CE/13/7.IGC/INF.5

Concept Note: Global Trends and Challenges on the State of Implementation of the Convention (2005).
CE/13/7.IGC/INF.6

IFCD Brochure.
CE/13/7.IGC/INF.7