Some Basic Facts to Complete the Quadrennial Periodic Report
- Simplify the reporting exercise while providing a comprehensive reporting mechanism
- Better monitor progress in the implementation of the Convention in line with the Monitoring Framework
- Facilitate data collection and management and improve the transferability of information with the Global Reports and the Policy Monitoring Platform
The Convention focuses on the diversity of cultural expressions, which is manifested through diverse modes of artistic creation, production, distribution, whatever the means and technologies used.
In the periodic report, specific attention should be paid to contemporary art forms, artistic expressions communicated through words (literature), sound (music, radio), images (photos, TV, films), movement (performing arts such as dance, theatre) or objects (sculpture, painting, design) and cultural goods, services and activities produced and distributed by the cultural and creative industries.
Intangible cultural heritage is not under the scope of the 2005 Convention and should therefore not be covered in your periodic report.
If your country has not yet submitted any periodic report, you will need to report on policies and measures, achievements and challenges since the ratification of the Convention. You may also report on major policies and measures adopted before the ratification of the Convention when impact has since been monitored.
If your country has already submitted periodic report(s), you will need to report on policies and measures, achievements and challenges from the submission of your last periodic report. You may also report on major policies and measures adopted before and included in your country’s previous periodic report when impact has since been monitored. In principle, periodic reports should be submitted every four (4) years.
- long historical accounts are to be avoided;
- declarative statements shall be supported by facts and explanations;
- the reports shall be written in language consistent with the United Nations Charter and the 2005 Convention with a view to encourage dialogue and mutual respect among Parties and avoid politicization;
- information and analysis are to be derived from a variety of sources and be illustrated with examples and, whenever possible, with data.
- the description of the policies and measures should be clear and succinct, focusing on priority lines of action and, where possible, achieved impact.
Relevant documents (law, policy, agreement, regulation, strategy, etc.), studies and statistics can be uploaded in the periodic reporting form through the online submission platform. Annexes can be in the language of your choice, in PDF format and should relate to the implementation of the Convention’s 4 goals and the 11 areas of monitoring in your country. The documents must be produced during the reporting period covered by the periodic report. A title and a description of the main content of the document should be provided in English or French.
There is no limit to the number of annexes to be uploaded.