Call for proposals for the evaluation of the Regional Centre for Book Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLALC), in Colombia, a UNESCO Category 2 Centre (EXTENDED DEADLINE: 20 April)

Category 2 institutes and centres under the auspices of UNESCO are intended to contribute to the achievement of UNESCO’s strategic programme objectives and sectoral or intersectoral programme priorities and themes and to the attainment of programme results at the Main Line of Action (MLA) level of the UNESCO programme and budget (C/5).

The Regional Centre for Book Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLALC) is a category 2 centre established through an agreement signed by the Government of Colombia and the Director-General of UNESCO in 1971, whose terms were extended subsequently in 1977 and 1984.

The main purpose of this evaluation is to assess the Centre’s performance with respect to its objectives and functions, as specified in the agreement between UNESCO and the host Government, and its contribution to UNESCO’s strategic programme objectives, as defined in the Organization’s Medium-Term Strategy (C/4), and sectoral or intersectoral programme priorities and themes, as defined in the Organization’s Approved Programme and Budget (39 C/5). The findings of the evaluation will serve as the basis for the Sector Review Committee’s recommendation to the Director-General as to whether the Agreement should be renewed.

Applications should be submitted no later than 5 April 2018 20 April 2018, midnight (Paris time) to the Section of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (convention2005@unesco.org).