National Workshop on the Periodic Reporting of the UNESCO 2005 Convention
What has Indonesia done for its culture sector since it ratified in 2012 the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions? This is the question covered by a “National Workshop on the Periodic Reporting of the UNESCO 2005 Convention” that UNESCO Jakarta and the Indonesian Government organize from 1 to 3 March 2016, in Jakarta, Indonesia. As a Party to the 2005 Convention, Indonesia has a statutory obligation to submit a periodic report to UNESCO every four years, the first one due for 2016.
Funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the project ‘Enhancing Fundamental Freedoms through the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions’ aims to strengthen institutional and professional capacities of governmental and civil society actors to monitor and report on the diversity of cultural expressions.
This workshop is part of a series of capacity-building activities UNESCO implements in Indonesia. A first activity of a “National Multi-Stakeholder Consultative Meeting” was held in Jakarta on 8 December 2015 bringing together representatives of both governmental and civil society organizations and provided them with a platform for dialogue on cultural policies. A baseline data and information are being collected. During the workshop, the Indonesian national team will learn more in depth the guiding principles and mechanisms of the Convention, its reporting framework, as well as the monitoring framework developed for the Convention. A first Global Report on the implementation of the Convention, published in December 2015, will also be presented as a tool to learn good policy practices and current trends on issues covered by the Convention. It is expected that the periodic reporting provides Indonesia to consult various stakeholders of the culture sector, identify their needs and challenges, define baseline data to be able to measure progress in the future and have a policy dialogue.