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UNESCO: Draft summary record of the 5th Intergovernmental Committee and tools for the periodic reports

UNESCO has made available, on the website of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, the draft summary record of the 5th Intergovernmental Committee held from December 5 to 7, 2011, in Paris.

Moreover, also on the Convention website, the organization has made a number of tools available to the Parties to help them prepare their periodic reports:

  • A recording of the December 5, 2011 discussion session on the role of civil society in the preparation of the periodic reports;
  • Short video tutorials offering different insights into various aspects of the process by Parties and civil society;
  • A model electronic form for the periodic report and the statistical appendix;
  • A help page with explanations about the reports, definitions, advice, and a FAQ.

At the moment, 94 Parties are preparing to submit their first periodic report on the policies and measures they have taken to promote and protect the diversity of cultural expressions, as provided for in Article 9 of the Convention.