In late July, the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) released a briefing note for national arts funding agencies. The document deals with the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The IFACCA website presents the note as follows:
"To assist members to gain a better understanding of the objectives, terminology and implementation of the Convention and the current issues around it, we commissioned the ERICarts Institute in Bonn to prepare this briefing note. We very much welcome the endorsement received for this briefing note from UNESCO's Division of Cultural Expressions and Creative Industries, where the 2005 Convention Secretariat is located.
There is a role for IFACCA in facilitating the sharing of information and good practices between members about the implementation and reporting on the impact of the Convention, and we look forward to continuing discussions with our members on this topic."