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UNESCO: Resolutions of the fourth ordinary session of the Conference of Parties

The fourth ordinary session of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions took place June 11 to 13, 2013, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

During this session, the Conference of Parties examined for the first time the first quadrennial periodic reports of the Parties to the Convention, as well as the Committee's work on the implementation of Article 21 of the Convention. In addition, it adopted a resolution requesting the Committee "to continue its work on the implementation of Article 21, taking into account its discussions and resolutions at the fourth session and to communicate the results thereof at its fifth ordinary session" (Resolution 4.CP 11).

The Conference of Parties also selected an emblem for the Convention and approved the operational guidelines governing the use of the emblem of the Convention, as well as the revised guidelines on using the resources of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity.

Finally, it renewed half of the members of the Intergovernmental Committee and defined its future activities, notably the examination of aspects of the development of digital technologies that have an impact on the Convention and the assessment of the involvement of civil society, including the work of the Convention’s statutory bodies (Resolution 4.CP 13).

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