Twelfth session of the Intergovernmental Committee

UNESCO Headquarters | 11 – 14 December 2018 | Room II

The Intergovernmental Committee of the 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions will meet at UNESCO HQ from 11 to 14 December 2018 in Room II.

During its 12th session, the Committee will adopt revisions to the operational guidelines on Article 9 (“Information sharing and transparency”), including the framework for Quadrennial Periodic Reports. The purpose of this revision will be to harmonize the periodic reporting framework with the monitoring framework of the 2005 Convention. The Committee will also approve a roadmap to implement the operational guidelines concerning the Convention in the digital environment and the new projects to be financed under the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD). It will discuss a stakeholder outreach strategy for the 2005 Convention and finalize its report on activities to be presented to the seventh session of the Conference of Parties.

A new series of public talks entitled Create|2030 will be launched in the framework of the Committee in order to align its debates with the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals. This year four Create|2030 Talks are organized:

  • SDG 5: “You Are Next. Empowering women in the digital arts” (11 December, 3pm)
  • SDG 8: “Artificial intelligence: a new working environment for creators” (13 December, 10am) 
  • SDG 16: “What is artistic freedom to you?” (13 December, 3pm)
  • SDG 17: “Civil Society:  a partner for change in the governance of culture” (14 December, 10am)

To attend the Committee and the panel discussions, please register here: http://www.unesco.org/culture/2005convention/registration (If this link doesn't work, please copy and paste it in a new tab/window).

12 IGC Audiocast

Please find below the links to the live audiostream of the meeting session.
The interpretation of proceedings serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic record of the proceedings. Only the original speech is authentic.

More information on the session

Adoption of the detailed summary record of the eleventh session of the Committee
DCE/18/12.IGC/3

Secretariat’s report on its activities for the period of 2018
DCE/18/12.IGC/4.REV

Report by the Secretariat on the implementation of projects and the results of the ninth call for funding requests to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)
DCE/18/12.IGC/5a

Report of the Secretariat on the budget and financial resources of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)
DCE/18/12.IGC/5b

Report on the impact of the recommendations of the second external evaluation of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)
DCE/18/12.IGC/6

Quadrennial periodic reports: transmission of new reports and implementation of the capacity-building programme on participatory policy monitoring.
DCE/18/12.IGC/7.REV

Preliminary draft revisions of the Operational Guidelines of Article 9, “Information Sharing and Transparency”
DCE/18/12.IGC/8.REV

Road map for the implementation of operational guidelines to promote the diversity of cultural expressions in the digital environment
DCE/18/12.IGC/9

Follow-up to the implementation of the recommendations of the open-ended Working Group on Governance, Procedures and Working Methods of the Governing Bodies of UNESCO (39 C/Resolution 87)
DCE/18/12.IGC/10

Report of the Committee on its activities
DCE/18/12.IGC/12

Date of the next session of the Committee
DCE/18/12.IGC/13

Election of the members of the Bureau of the thirteenth session of the Committee
DCE/18/12.IGC/14

Results of the satisfaction survey on the preparation and organization of the 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee
DCE/18/12.IGC/INF.3

“Culture, platforms and machines: The impact of Artificial Intelligence on the diversity of cultural expressions”
DCE/18/12.IGC/INF.4

Recommendations made by the external evaluation of the IFCD
DCE/18/12.IGC/INF.5

Monitoring Framework of the 2005 Convention
DCE/18/12.IGC/INF.6

« You Are Next: empowering creative women », the UNESCO – Sabrina Ho initiative
DCE/18/12.IGC/INF.7

The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) leaflet
DCE/18/12.IGC/INF.8

Report of the working group on governance, procedures and working methods of the governing bodies of UNESCO (39C)
DCE/18/12.IGC/INF.9

"Ethical principles for the development of Artificial Intelligence based on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions" prepared by the Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CDCE)
DCE/18/12.IGC/INF.10

"Study on international cooperation with French-speaking African countries" prepared by the UNESCO Chair on the Diversity of Cultural Expression at the University Laval
DCE/18/12.IGC/INF.11

"A call for mobility" prepared by 14 civil society representatives from 6 regions and including international organizations
DCE/18/12.IGC/INF.12

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Committee membersTerm of OfficeElectoral Group
Canada2017 - 2021Group I
Germany2015 - 2019Group I
Finland2017 - 2021Group I
France2015 - 2019Group I
Croatia2017 - 2021Group II
Czech Republic2015 - 2019Group II
Latvia2017 - 2021Group II
Slovakia2015 - 2019Group II
Argentina2017 - 2021Group III
Brazil2015 - 2019Group III
Colombia2017 - 2021Group III
Paraguay2015 - 2019Group III
Peru2015 - 2019Group III
China2017 - 2021Group IV
Indonesia2015 - 2019Group IV
Republic of Korea2017 - 2021Group IV
Côte d’Ivoire 2015 - 2019Group Va
Democratic Republic of the Congo2015 - 2019Group Va
Kenya2017 - 2021Group Va
Mali2017 - 2021Group Va
Nigeria2015 - 2019Group Va
Egypt2017 - 2021Group Vb
Iraq2017 - 2021Group Vb
Morocco2015 - 2019Group Vb

Download: English | Français | Español

Committee membersTerm of OfficeElectoral Group
Argentina2017 - 2021Group III
Brazil2015 - 2019Group III
Canada2017 - 2021Group I
China2017 - 2021Group IV
Colombia2017 - 2021Group III
Croatia2017 - 2021Group II
Czech Republic2015 - 2019Group II
Côte d’Ivoire 2015 - 2019Group Va
Democratic Republic of the Congo2015 - 2019Group Va
Egypt2017 - 2021Group Vb
Finland2017 - 2021Group I
France2015 - 2019Group I
Germany2015 - 2019Group I
Indonesia2015 - 2019Group IV
Iraq2017 - 2021Group Vb
Kenya2017 - 2021Group Va
Latvia2017 - 2021Group II
Mali2017 - 2021Group Va
Morocco2015 - 2019Group Vb
Nigeria2015 - 2019Group Va
Paraguay2015 - 2019Group III
Peru2015 - 2019Group III
Republic of Korea2017 - 2021Group IV
Slovakia2015 - 2019Group II

Chairperson:  Mr Anwar Moghith (Egypt)
Rapporteur:  Ms Mélanie Afferi (Côte d’Ivoire)
Vice-Chairpersons:  Canada, China, Colombia and Slovakia

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.