Sixth ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee

(Paris, 10 - 14 December 2012)

During this session, the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) was in the spotlight, with the evaluation of its pilot phase (2009-2012), the revision of its Guidelines and the adoption of selected projects submitted during the 3rd call.

The Committee examined the first quadrennial periodic reports of Parties to the Convention and continued its discussion on the implementation of Article 21 of the Convention. After discussing emblem proposals for the Convention and deciding to transmit them to the fourth session of the Conference of Parties, it adopted the draft operational guidelines for its use. Finally, it took note of the implementation of the ratification strategy for 2011 - 2012.

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Opening Ceremony

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Detailed Draft Summary Record

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Decisions

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Working Documents

  • Adoption of the Agenda
    CE/12/6.IGC/1 - English | French
  • Adoption of the detailed summary record of the fifth ordinary session of the Committee
    CE/12/6.IGC/3 - English | French
  • Analytical summary of the first quadrennial periodic reports of Parties to the Convention
    CE/12/6.IGC/4 - English | French
    View reports submitted in 2012
  • Secretariat’s report on the implementation of the third year of the pilot phase of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)
    CE/12/6.IGC/5 - English | French
    View IFCD project files 2012
  • Fundraising activities: Report on the use of the funds intended for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)
    CE/12/6.IGC/6 - English | CE/12/6.IGC/6REV - French
    Presentation on the IFCD Fundraising and Communications strategy
  • Report of the evaluation of the pilot phase of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)
    CE/12/6.IGC/7 - English | French
  • Preliminary draft revisions to the Guidelines on the use of the resources of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)
    CE/12/6.IGC/8 - English | French
  • Use of the financial resources of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)
    CE/12/6.IGC/9 - English | French
  • Progress on the implementation of the strategy of ratification to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2011-2012)
    CE/12/6.IGC/10 - English | French
  • International consultation and coordination: taking stock of Article 21 of the Convention
    CE/12/6.IGC/11 - English | French
  • Selection of an emblem for the Convention and preliminary draft Operational Guidelines for its use
    CE/12/6.IGC/12 - English | French
  • Documents to be approved by the Conference of Parties at its fourth ordinary session
    CE/12/6.IGC/13 - English | French
  • Report of the Committee on its activities and decisions to the Conference of Parties
    CE/12/6.IGC/14 - English | French
  • Date of the next session of the Committee
    CE/12/6.IGC/15 - English | French
  • Election of the members of the Bureau of the seventh ordinary session of the Committee
    CE/12/6.IGC/16 - English | French
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Information Documents

  • Provisional timetable
    CE/12/6.IGC/INF.1 – English | French
  • Provisional list of participants
    CE/12/6.IGC/INF.2 – English & French
  • Secretariat’s report of its activities in 2012
    CE/12/6.IGC/INF.3 – English | French
  • Secretariat’s report on the results of the completed IFCD projects
    CE/12/6.IGC/INF.4 – English | French
  • Strategy of Ratification : Summary of responses from Parties and civil society organizations
    CE/12/6.IGC/INF.5 – English | French
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Information Session (prior to the opening ceremony)


“Unlocking Opportunities: Governance of Culture for Development
the UNESCO/EU partnership on the implementation of the 2005 Convention”

UNESCO Headquarters, Room II, 10 December 2012 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. CET

This session presented the first results of the UNESCO/EU “Expert Facility Project to Strengthen the System of Governance for Culture in Developing Countries” (2010-2013).

Funded by the European Union and implemented by UNESCO, this groundbreaking project has seen technical assistance missions carried out by internationally-renowned experts in 13 developing countries, assisting them in their efforts to support the emergence of dynamic cultural industries. Its objective is to implement the 2005 Convention in the field.

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