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UNESCO reports on the 5th ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee

The fifth ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions was held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris from December 5 to 7, 2011. UNESCO director general Irina Bokova's opening speech has been posted on the UNESCO website, along with the decisions (in English and French) made by the committee.

The highlights of the session were the following:

  • International Fund for Cultural Diversity: Decision by the Committee on projects submitted for 2011 and discussion about evaluation of the Fund's pilot phase
  • Preparation of quadrennial periodic reports
  • Discussion on the current state of Article 21 (International Consultation and Coordination)
  • Discussion about the creation of an emblem for the Convention