Informal Working Group (IWG) Meetings
The informal working group was created following the decision 1.SC 4 (1st session of the Subsidiary Committee), and is composed of all 18 Members of the Subsidiary Committee under the coordination of the Chairperson of this Committee to work on the Draft Guidelines for the implementation of the 1970 Convention and on other relevant items in preparation of the next Subsidiary Committee session. The final results of this informal working group will be submitted to the next ordinary session of the Subsidiary Committee (30 June to 2 July 2014) for possible adoption.
4th IWG - 28-30 April 2014
The Informal Working Group will meet to consider the fourth draft of the Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the 1970 Convention and related written inputs, on 28-30 April 2014, in Sofia, Bulgaria. This meeting will be generously hosted by the Government of Bulgaria. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and French. Both Member and Observer States are invited to attend this meeting. The Informal Working Group hopes to reach a consensus on the draft of the Operational Guidelines in Bulgaria, in order to submit it for the consideration during the next ordinary session of the Subsidiary Committee.
3rd IWG - 17-18 March 2014
This working group met for the third time on 17-18 March 2014 at UNESCO Headquarters. During this meeting, the group considered the 3rd Draft of the Operational Guidelines and related written inputs submitted by Member and Observer States, as well as considered ways and means to fulfill the other functions of the Subsidiary Committee to the 1970 Convention.
- Draft Operational Guidelines of the UNESCO 1970 Convention, Third draft, 27 February 2014 (PDF)
- Compendium of written inputs to the Third Draft of the Operational Guidelines submitted on 17 March 2014 (PDF)
During this session of the IWG, and following a request by the President, the Secretariat provided the following background notes:
- Promoting the objectives of the 1970 UNESCO Convention: EN | FR | ES
- Exchange of good practices: EN | FR | ES
- National Reports on measures taken in the implementation of the 1970 UNESCO Convention: EN | FR | ES
- Coordination with the Intergovernmental Committee ICPRCP: EN | FR | ES
- Financial overview: EN | FR | ES
2nd IWG - 17-18 February 2014
This working group met for the second time on 17-18 February 2014 at UNESCO Headquarters (room XIV). Discussions centered around the Operational Guidelines and on the topics raised by the Chairperson.
1st IWG - 26 November 2013
This meeting was held to discuss the methodology that the Informal Working Group (IWG) will follow to fulfill its duties over the coming sessions. The meeting also was an opportunity for the Chairperson of the Subsidiary Committee to provide an information update.