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  • Apply:  The 2010 Call for Applications to the International Fund for Cultural diversity is now open!  Developing and least-developed countries that are Parties to the Convention, domestic and international non-governmental organizations, and representatives of vulnerable groups are invited to submit their applications to the 2005 Convention Secretariat before midnight Paris time on 30 June 2010.

  • Meeting: The Third session of the Intergovernmental Committee will be held in December 2010. 

    Non-governmental organizations wishing to attend the meeting should fill out and submit the following forms before xx XXX 2010 to reserve their places.  All relevant pre-readings and working documents can be found here after xx XXX 2010. 

  • White BookKulturelle Vielfalt Gestalten (in German).  Publication by the German Commission for UNESCO on the role of civil society and the implementation of the Convention.

  • ResearchPutting Culture First.  Commonwealth Foundation publication on integrating culture into development. 

  • Regulatory measures:  Article 16 of the Convention inspired the introduction of a new EU Cultural cooperation protocol developed within the framework of European Partnership Agreements. This protocol was first introduced in a trade agreement negotiated with CARIFORUM (Caribbean) countries, allowing the works of CARIFORUM artists and cultural producers, particularly from the audiovisual sector, to receive greater access to the EU marketplace.  More