Seventh session of the Conference of Parties

Highlights of the session:

  • 13 Resolutions approved
  • Approval by acclamation of the operational guidelines on Article 9, "Information Sharing and Transparency”
  • Approval of an open roadmap for the implementation of the operational guidelines to promote the diversity of cultural expressions in the digital environment
  • Election of 12 new members to the Intergovernmental Committee
  • Identification of the future activities of the Committee

UNESCO Headquarters | 5 - 7 June 2019

The seventh session of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions met in Paris to examine the state of implementation of the 2005 Convention and discuss how this contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. It took important decisions on the future activities of the Intergovernmental Committee for the 2020-2021 period and elected 12 new members to the IGC. It was preceded by the 2nd edition of the Civil Society Forum to the 2005 Convention.

145 countries and the European Union examined an Open Roadmap designed to strengthen the Parties’ capacities to promote the diversity of cultural expressions in the digital age and examine innovative policy practices.

The Parties approved revised guidelines on “Information Sharing and Transparency” and reviewed the new quadrennial periodic reports of the Parties to the Convention, as well as the report on the state of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD). The Parties also discussed the recommendations of the open-ended Working Group on Governance, Procedures and Working Methods of UNESCO’s Governing Bodies.

More information on the session

5th June 2019

Speech by the Assistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO, Ernesto Ottone R.

Election of a Chairperson, one or more Vice-Chairperson(s) and a Rapporteur of the Conference of Parties
DCE/19/7.CP/1

Secretariat’s report on the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) and its fundraising strategy
DCE/19/7.CP/9

Monitoring the implementation of the relevant recommendations of the open-ended Working Group on Governance, Procedures and Working Methods of UNESCO's Governing Bodies (39 C/Resolution 87)
DCE/19/7.CP/10

Quadrennial periodic reports: transmission of new reports and implementation of the capacity-building programme on participatory policy monitoring
DCE/19/7.CP/11

Draft revisions to the Operational Guidelines on Article 9, "Information Sharing and Transparency”
DCE/19/7.CP/12

Roadmap for the implementation of the guidelines to promote the diversity of cultural expressions in the digital environment
DCE/19/7.CP/13

List of Participants
DCE/19/7.CP/INF.2

Provisional list of candidates for election to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
DCE/19/7.CP/INF.3

Final list of candidates for election to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
DCE/19/7.CP/INF.3.REV

Results of the satisfaction survey on the preparation and organization of the twelfth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
DCE/19/7.CP/INF.5

Report by the Secretariat on the "You are Next" Programme
DCE/19/7.CP/INF.6

Executive Summaries of Parties’ Quadrennial Periodic Reports
DCE/19/7.CP/INF.7

Monitoring Framework of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
DCE/19/7.CP/INF.8

Report of the second external evaluation of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)
DCE/19/7.CP/INF.9a

Report on the impact of the recommendations of the second external evaluation of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)
DCE/19/7.CP/INF.9b

Report of the working group on governance, procedures and working methods of the governing bodies of UNESCO (39C)
DCE/19/7.CP/INF.10

Report by Civil Society Organizations on their activities
DCE/19/7.CP/INF.11