Ninth ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee

Co-hosted by UNESCO,
14 December 2015, France

This session will include a number of debates, among which will be: the Secretariat’s activities during 2015 as well as the workplan for the Committee during 2016 and 2017; the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD),  with a review of its implementation and fundraising strategy, and approval of new projects;  implementation and impact of Articles 16 (Preferential Treatment for Developing Countries) and 21 (International Consultation and Coordination) along with the data base for sharing best practices; the engagement of civil society in the implementation of the Convention; and a preliminary framework for draft Operational Guidelines on Digital Issues.  Additionally, Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, will launch the first global report to monitor the implementation of the Convention on 16 December.