Twelfth session of the Intergovernmental Committee of the 2005 Convention

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The Intergovernmental Committee of the 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions will meet at UNESCO HQ from 11 to 14 December 2018 in Room II.
During its 12th session, the Committee will adopt revisions to the operational guidelines on Article 9 (“Information sharing and transparency”), including the framework for Quadrennial Periodic Reports. The purpose of this revision will be to harmonize the periodic reporting framework with the monitoring framework of the 2005 Convention. The Committee will also approve a roadmap to implement the operational guidelines concerning the Convention in the digital environment and the new projects to be financed under the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD). It will discuss a stakeholder outreach strategy for the 2005 Convention and finalize its report on activities to be presented to the seventh session of the Conference of Parties.

A new series of public talks entitled Create|2030 will be launched in the framework of the Committee in order to align its debates with the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals. This year four Create|2030 Talks are organized:

SDG 5: “You Are Next. Empowering women in the digital arts” (11 December, 3pm)
SDG 8: “Artificial intelligence: a new working environment for creators” (13 December, 10am)
SDG 16: “What is artistic freedom to you?” (13 December, 3pm)
SDG 17: “Civil Society: a partner for change in the governance of culture” (14 December, 10am)

To attend the Committee and the panel discussions, please register here:


Type of Event Category 2-Intergovernmental meeting
Start 11.12.2018 09:30 local time
End 14.12.2018 18:00 local time
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Focal point Mayer-robitaille, Laurence
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Room Room II
Permanent Delegation Contact
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Language of Event English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian
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