The board of directors of the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (IFCCD) has approved the request submitted by the Swedish Joint Committee for Artistic and Literary Professionals (Konstnärliga och Litterära Yrkesutövares Samarbetsnämnd or KLYS) to become a member of the Federation. The IFCCD communiqué reads as follows:
“This marks an important development for the civil society movement in the Scandinavian countries, which has played and continues to play an important role in favor of the UNESCO Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, especially in the area of North-South cooperation.”
KLYS is a federation founded in 1959 to represent national Swedish organizations in the cultural area. It thrives to find a common platform for the contributions of its 16 members in the area of cultural policy and other legislative development of concern to artists and creators.
The IFCCD brings together 43 national coalitions comprised of over 600 organizations.