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[Translate to espanol:] Third Ordinary Session (7-11 December 2009)

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Opening Ceremony Speech

The Third Ordinary Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 7 to 9 December 2009 in Room XII.

  • Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO

    Video (French only)

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Detailed Draft Summary Record

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Decisions

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Working Documents

  • Adoption of the Agenda
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/1 – English | French

  • Adoption of the detailed summary records of the second extraordinary session of the Committee
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/3 – English | French

  • Strategy for encouraging ratifications
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/4 – English | French

  • Implementation of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD): preliminary steps
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/5 – English | French

  • Draft operational guidelines on measures to increase the visibility and the promotion of the Convention
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/6 – English | French

  • Preparation of the operational guidelines on information sharing and transparency (Article 9 of the Convention)
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/7 – English | French

  • Preparation of the operational guidelines on exchange, analysis and dissemination of information (Article 19 of the Convention)
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/8 – English | French

  • Provisional agenda and Date of the fourth session of the Committee (December 2010)
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/9 – English | French

  • Election of the members of the Bureau of the fourth session of the Committee
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/10 – English | French
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Information Documents

  • Provisional timetable
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF1 – English | French

  • List of participants
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF2 – English & French

  • State of ratification of the Convention on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (by electoral group) CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF3A Rev.1 - English & French

  • State of ratification of the Convention on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (by region) CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF3A Rev.2 - English & French

  • International organizations
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF3B – English & French

  • Contributions to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF4B – English & French

  • Contributions to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF4B.Add – English & French

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  • Assistance request form (International Fund for Cultural Diversity, FIDC)
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF4C – English & French

  • Replies of Parties and civil society to the questionnaire on the visibility of the Convention
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF5 – English & French

  • Points of contact responsible for information sharing in relation to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF6 – English & French

  • Article 19 – Exchange, analysis and dissemination of information: Culturelink network’s twenty years of experience
    CE/09/3.IGC/211/INF7 – English | French

 

Reply to the questionnaire on the visibility and the promotion of the Convention received after the finalization of the document

Seychelles

Participation of civil society representatives at the sessions of the Intergovernmental Committee
In accordance with Rule 7.4 of the Rules of Procedure of the Intergovernmental Committee and its Decision 1.EXT.IGC 5, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) having interests and activities in the field covered by the Convention who wish to participate as observers to a session or all sessions of the Committee, are asked to submit a written request to the Director-General of UNESCO. Only NGOs which meet the criteria provided by the Annex to the operational guidelines of Article 11 (Role and participation of civil society) are eligible. The request must be accompanied by the documents mentioned in paragraph 2 of the Annex.

Spanish interpretation will be provided thanks to the generosity of Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

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[Translate to espanol:] Second Extraordinary Session (23 - 25 March 2009)

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Speeches at the Opening Ceremony

The second extraordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris 23-25  March 2009.

  • Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO (PDF)
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Oral Report and Detailed Draft Summary Record

  • Oral report of the Rapporteur (in French)
    CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/9 | fr 

  • Detailed draft summary record  |  en | fr 
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Decisions and Participants

  • Decisions
    CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/Dec. |  en | fr  
     
  • List of Participants
    CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/INF.2 | en & fr
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Working Documents

  • Adoption of the Agenda
    CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/2 Rev. | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc
     
  • Adoption of the detailed draft summary records of the second ordinary session of the Committee
    CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/3 | en pdf - doc | fr pdf  - doc
     
  • Draft operational guidelines on Article 16 of the Convention
    CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/4 | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc
     
  • Documents to be approved by the second session of the Conference of Parties
    CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/5 | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc
     
  • Alternatives for fundraising  for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity
    CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/6 | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc

  • Alternatives for fundraising for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity
    CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/6 Add. | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc
     
  • Measures to increase the visibility and the promotion of the Convention
    CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/7 | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc
     
  • Report of the Committee on its activities and decisions to the Conference of Parties
    CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/8 | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc
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Information Documents

  • Provisional timetable
    CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/INF.1 Rev. | fr | en

  • Reference documents on Article 16 of the Convention
     CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/INF.3 | fr | en

  • Replies to the questionnaire concerning the elaboration of the operational guidelines on Article 16 of the Convention 
    CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/INF.4 | fr & en

  • Table of replies of Parties and civil society to the questionnaire on Article 16 of the Convention (question by question)
    CE/09/2.EXT.IGC/208/INF.5 Rev. | fr & en


    Replies to the questionnaire concerning the elaboration of the operational guidelines on Article 16 of the Convention received after the deadline

    Burkina Faso
    Norway
    Switzerland
    Tunisia
    Peru

Participation of civil society representatives at the sessions of the Intergovernmental Committee

 
Provisional Rules of Procedure

In accordance with Rule 7.4 of the of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and with Decision 1.EXT.IGC 5 adopted at its first extraordinary session (24-27 June 2008), nongovernmental organizations (ONG) having interests and activities in the field covered by the Convention wishing to participate as observers to a session or all sessions of the Committee, are asked to submit a written request to the Director-General of UNESCO. Are eligible only NGOs who respond to the criteria of Annex II of Decision 1.EXT.IGC 5.

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[Translate to espanol:] Second Ordinary Session (8-12 December 2008)

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Opening Ceremony Speech

The second ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 8 to 12 December 2008 in Room XII.

  • Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO
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Decisions and Participants

  • Decisions
    CE/08/2.IGC/Dec. - En | Fr
     
  • List of Participants
    CE/08/2.IGC/INF.3 Prov. - fr & en
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Oral Report

  • Oral report of the Rapporteur
    CE/08/2.IGC/12 - En
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Information Documents

  • Provisional Timetable
    CE/08/2.IGC/INF.1 | fr | en
     
  • Parties’ written contributions related to Article 13 of the Convention
    CE/08/2.IGC/INF.2 | fr & en
     
  • Culture in sustainable development: insights for the future implementation of Art. 13, D. Throsby
    CE/08/Throsby/Art.13 | fr | en
     
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Working Documents

  • Adoption of the Agenda
    CE/08/2.IGC/2 Rev. | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc
     
  • Draft Summary Records of the first extraordinary session
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/9 | en pdf | fr pdf 
     
  • Draft operational guidelines on the promotion of international cooperation (Article 12 of the Convention
    CE/08/2.IGC/4 | en pdf | fr pdf
     
  • Draft operational guidelines on the integration of culture in sustainable development (Article 13 of the Convention)
    CE/08/2.IGC/5 | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc
     
  • Draft operational guidelines on cooperation for development (Article 14 of the Convention)
    CE/08/2.IGC/6 | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc
     
  • Draft guidelines on the use of the resources of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (Article 18 of the Convention)
    CE/08/2.IGC/7 | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc
     
  • Experts’ reports on preferential treatment for developing countries (Article 16 of the Convention)*
    CE/08/2.IGC/8 | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc 

    *In order to respect the statutory deadline and after consultation with the Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Committee, the Secretariat has put online the English version of the working document regarding the experts reports on preferential treatment for developing countries (Article 16 of the Convention), earlier than the French version, contrary to customary practice.    
     
  • Date(s) of the next session(s) of the Committee
    CE/08/2.IGC/9 | en pdf | fr pdf 
     
  • Report of the Committee on its activities and decisions to the Conference of Parties
    CE/08/2.IGC/10 | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc 
     
  • Election of the members of the Bureau of the Third Ordinary Session of the Committee
    CE/08/2.IGC/11 | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc

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[Translate to espanol:] First Extraordinary Session (24-27 June 2008)

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Speeches at the Opening Ceremony

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  • Mr Olabiyi Babalola Joseph Yaï, Chairman of the UNESCO’s Executive Board

  • Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO
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Decisions and Participants

  • Decisions
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/Dec. | en | fr

  • List of Participants
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/INF.8 | en & fr
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Draft Summary Records

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Oral Report

  • Oral report of the Rapporteur
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/8 | en
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Working Documents

  • Adoption of the Agenda
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/2 Prov. Rev. | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc

  • Draft Summary Records of the First Ordinary Session
    CE/07/1.IGC/10 | en pdf | fr pdf

  • Preparation of operational guidelines for the implementation and application of the provisions of the Convention: measures to promote and to protect cultural expressions (Art. 7, 8 and 17 of the Convention)
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/3 | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc

  • Operational guidelines: concept and modalities for partnerships (Art. 15 of the Convention)
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/4 | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc

  • Operational guidelines on the role and participation of civil society (Art. 11 and related articles)
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/5 | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc

  • Operational guidelines on the use of the resources of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity: interim report
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/6 | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc

  • Selection of experts and terms of reference for the reports on preferential treatment (Art. 16 of the Convention): interim report
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/7 | en pdf - doc | fr pdf - doc
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Information Documents

  • Provisional timetable
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/INF.1 | en | fr

  • Article 7: Mesures to promote cultural expressions: European approches
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/INF.2 | en | fr

  • Vulnerability and threat: Insights for the future implementation of Article 8
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/INF.3 | en | fr

  • The partnering process
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/INF.4 | en | fr

  • Article 7 : Measures to promote cultural expressions: Latin American approaches
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/INF.5 | en | fr | es

  • Contributions of Parties on the use of the of the resources of the FIDC
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/INF.6A | en & fr

  • Comparative Table of Parties contributions on the use of the resources of the FIDC
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/INF.6B | en & fr

  • CHAIRMAN’S CONCLUSIONS ON THE SEMINAR ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION OF THE DIVERSITY OF CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS (2005) organized by Germany’s Permanent Delegation to UNESCO and Germany’s National Commission for UNESCO - UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, Nov. 26, 2007
    CE/08/1.EXT.IGC/INF.7 | en

Miscellaneous

  • Flash Info, Office of the Spokeswoman – 25 June 2008

Participation of civil society representatives

Decision 1.IGC 7 (PDF) by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions authorized its Chairperson, on a transitory basis and until the modalities under Rule 7.4 of the Provisional Rules of Procedure (PDF) (on the participation of non-governmental organizations as observers during the Committee meetings) are determined by the Committee, to request the Director-General to invite non-governmental organizations having interests and activities in the field covered by the Convention to participate in the next two Committee meetings, namely the first extraordinary session and the second ordinary session.

In accordance with Decision 1.IGC 7, the organizations concerned by this rule wishing to participate as observers are kindly asked to submit a written request to the Committee’s Chairperson:

H. E. Mr Gilbert Laurin
Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Canada to UNESCO
Permanent Delegation of Canada to UNESCO
5, rue de Constantine
75007 PARIS
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 43 25 79
E-mail: dl.canada(at)unesco.org

 

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[Translate to espanol:] First Ordinary Session (10-13 December 2007)

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Speeches at the Opening Ceremony

  • Mr Georges Anastassopoulos, President of the General Conference of UNESCO
    English & French (PDF)
     
  • Mr Olabiyi Babalola Joseph Yaï, Chairman of the UNESCO’s Executive Board
    French (PDF)
     
  • Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO
    English | French
     
  • Ms Françoise Rivière, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture
    English | French
     
  • Ms Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages
    English | French
     
  • Ms Christine St-Pierre, Minister of Culture, Communications and Status of Women in Quebec
    French (PDF)
     
  • Mr. Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira, Minister of Culture of Brazil
    English | French (PDF)
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Decisions and Participants

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Summary Records

Follow-up of the First Ordinary Session of the Intergovernmental Committee:

 

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Oral Report

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Working Documents

  • Election of the members of the Bureau of the First Session of the Committee
    CE/07/1.IGC/2 - English | French
     
  • Provisional Agenda
    CE/07/1.IGC/3 - English | French
     
  • Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Committee
    CE/07/1.IGC/4 - English | French
     
  • Structure and content of the operational guidelines for the implementation and application of the provisions of the Convention
    CE/07/1.IGC/5A - English | French
     
  • International cooperation
    CE/07/1.IGC/5B - English | French
     
  • Role and participation of the civil society in the implementation of the Convention
    CE/07/1.IGC/5C - English | French
     
  • Use of the resources of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity: preparation of orientations
    CE/07/1.IGC/6 - English | French
     
  • Dates of the next sessions of the Committee
    CE/07/1.IGC/7 - English | French
     
  • Election of the members of the Bureau for the Second Session of the Committee
    CE/07/1.IGC/8 - English | French
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Information Documents

  • General information
    CE/07/1.IGC/INF.1 - English | French
    Corrigendum
    CE/07/1.IGC/INF.1/Corr. - English & French
     
  • Provisional Timetable
    CE/07/1.IGC/INF.2 - English | French
     
  • Report of  the expert meeting on international cooperation
    CE/07/1.IGC/INF.3 - English | French
     
  • Report of the expert meeting on the statistical measurement of the diversity of cultural expressions
    CE/07/1.IGC/INF.4 - English
     
  • Selected bibliography
    CE/07/1.IGC/INF.5 - English & French
     
  • Civil Society and the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
    CE/07/1.IGC/INF.6 - English | French

 

Miscellaneous