Thirteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee

UNESCO Headquarters | 11 – 14 February 2020 | Room II

The Intergovernmental Committee of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions will meet at UNESCO Headquarters from 11 to 14 February 2020 in Room II.

During its thirteenth session, the Committee will determine its work plan for 2020-2021, including policy monitoring and capacity-building activities, as well as activities to implement the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD). The Committee will approve the financing of new projects by the IFCD in the context of its 10th call for applications. It will also examine the conclusions of the 2nd edition of the Civil Society Forum and potential synergies with the 1980 Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist.

Several important side events will take place during this session. Notably, two "Create | 2030 Debates" will be organized to highlight the links between the Committee's work and the Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These debates will focus on the impact of the digital environment on access to creative content and on the outcomes of the first projects funded by the International Fund for Cultural Diversity.

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Chairperson: Mr. Mzalendo Kibunjia (Kenya)
Rapporteur: Mr. Falah Al-Ani (Irak)
Vice-Chairpersons: Argentina, Croatia, Finland and Republic of Korea

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.

Adoption of the detailed summary record of the twelfth session of the Committee
DCE/20/13.IGC/3

Secretariat’s report on its activities (2018-2019)
DCE/20/13.IGC/4

International Fund for Cultural Diversity: Recommended projects from the tenth call for funding applications
DCE/20/13.IGC/5a

International Fund for Cultural Diversity: Monitoring the implementation of projects and recommendations from the second external evaluation
DCE/20/13.IGC/5b

International Fund for Cultural Diversity: Provisional budget (2020-2021)
DCE/20/13.IGC/5c

Quadrennial periodic reports: transmission of new reports and implementation of the capacity-building programme on participative policy monitoring
DCE/20/13.IGC/6

Status report on the national roadmaps for the implementation of the Convention in the digital environment
DCE/20/13.IGC/7

Preferential treatment: addressing the imbalance in trade relations and barriers to the mobility of artists and cultural professionals
DCE/20/13.IGC/8

Synergies with the 1980 Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist
DCE/20/13.IGC/9

Presentation of the results of the Second Civil Society Forum
DCE/20/13.IGC/10

Future activities of the Committee: draft work plan, available resources and voluntary contributions to be mobilized (2020-2021)
DCE/20/13.IGC/11

Date of the next session of the Committee
DCE/20/13.IGC/13

Election of the members of the Bureau of the fourteenth session of the Committee
DCE/20/13.IGC/14

List of participants
DCE/20/13.IGC/INF.2

Monitoring the implementation of the relevant recommendations of the open-ended Working Group on Governance, Procedures and Working Methods of UNESCO's Governing Bodies
DCE/20/13.IGC/INF.3

Examples of good practice to implement the Convention in the digital environment 
DCE/20/13.IGC/INF.4

Financial statements prepared by UNESCO's Bureau of Financial Management for the Special Account for the IFCD
DCE/20/13.IGC/INF.5

Conclusions of the 2nd Civil Society Forum
DCE/20/13.IGC/INF.6

IFCD: 10 Years of Creativity
DCE/20/13.IGC/INF.7

Information Document on the 41 C/5
DCE/20/13.IGC/INF.8

Statistics on projects funded by the IFCD
DCE/20/13.IGC/INF.9

Electoral Group: I
Country Term of Office
Austria
2019 to 2023
Canada
2017 to 2021
Denmark
2019 to 2023
Finland
2017 to 2021
Electoral Group: II
Country Term of Office
Armenia
2019 to 2023
Croatia
2017 to 2021
Latvia
2017 to 2021
Azerbaijan
2019 to 2023
Electoral Group: III
Country Term of Office
Argentina
2017 to 2021
Brazil
2019 to 2023
Colombia
2017 to 2021
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
2019 to 2023
Ecuador
2019 to 2023
Electoral Group: IV
Country Term of Office
Republic of Korea
2017 to 2021
Mongolia
2019 to 2023
China
2017 to 2021
Electoral Group: Va
Country Term of Office
Kenya
2017 to 2021
Burkina Faso
2019 to 2023
Ethiopia
2019 to 2023
Mali
2017 to 2021
Senegal
2019 to 2023
Electoral Group: Vb
Country Term of Office
Qatar
2019 to 2023
Egypt
2017 to 2021
Iraq
2017 to 2021