32nd session of the Intergovernmental Council for the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)

When :

from Wednesday 25 November, 2020
to Thursday 26 November, 2020

Type of event :

Category 2-Intergovernmental meeting

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, Room X, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :

Rosa Maria Gonzalez (Email: r.gonzalez@unesco.org) and Marie-Christine Botte (Email: mc.botte@unesco.org)

The IPDC is the only multilateral forum in the UN system designed to mobilize the international community to discuss and promote media development in developing countries. The Programme provides support for media projects but also seeks an accord to secure a healthy environment for the growth of free and pluralistic media in developing countries.
Over the last 40 years, following the decisions and guidelines of the Intergovernmental Council and its Bureau, the IPDC has focused its projects on the most urgent priorities in communication development all around the world.The efforts of the IPDC have had an important impact on a broad range of fields covering, among others, the promotion of media independence and pluralism, development of community media, radio and television organizations, modernization of national and regional news agencies, and training of media professionals. IPDC has mobilized some US$ 120 million for over 2000 projects in more than 140 developing countries and countries in transition.

The meeting will take place in room X at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.

An interpretation will be provided in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.