Programme

Major Programme 2010-2011 (Project) 
35 C/5

IV.  CULTURE

Main line of action 1: Protecting and conserving immovable, cultural and natural properties, in particular through the effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention

Expected results at the end of the biennium

  • Implementation of the World Heritage Convention strengthened through the effective functioning of its governing bodies;
  • World Heritage properties more effectively protected against new global challenges and threats;
  • Conservation for sustainable development strengthened, notably through capacity-building and training activities;
  • World Heritage education, communication and knowledge management tools developed and network of partners expanded;

Main line of action 2: Safeguarding living heritage, particularly through the promotion and implementation of the 2003 Convention

Expected results at the end of the biennium

  • Implementation of the Convention ensured through the effective functioning of its governing bodies;
  • Member States’ capacities to safeguard intangible cultural heritage for the development of the concerned communities strengthened;
  • Awareness of the importance of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage increased;

Main line of action 3: Enhancing the protection of cultural objects and the fight against their illicit traffic, notably through the promotion and the implementation of the 1970 and 2001 Conventions, as well as the development of museums

Expected results at the end of the biennium

  • Reconciliation, social cohesion and international cooperation promoted through the effective implementation of the 1954 Hague Convention and its two Protocols, and of the 1970 Convention;
  • Implementation of the 2001 Convention and international cooperation for the preservation of underwater cultural heritage strengthened;
  • Capacities of LDCs for the protection and conservation of movable cultural property enhanced as an integral part of national development efforts;

Main line of action 4: Protecting and promoting the diversity of cultural expressions through the implementation of the 2005 Convention and the development of cultural and creative industries

Expected results at the end of the biennium

  • The 2005 Convention and the Copyright Convention implemented and related operational mechanisms strengthened;
  • The contribution of cultural and creative industries to development strengthened and highlighted;
  • Linguistic diversity promoted through publishing and translation;
  • The creative, productive and managerial capacities of craftspeople and designers strengthened;

Main line of action 5: Integrating intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity into national policies

Expected results at the end of the biennium

  • Culture mainstreamed in national development policy frameworks and common country programming exercises in the context of UNCTs;
  • Knowledge of African history and of the tragedy of the slave trade reinforced and disseminated;
  • Conditions, capacities and modalities of intercultural dialogue and interreligious dialogue strengthened at local, national and regional levels.

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