The experts collaborating on the second Global Report, which considers implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, met in Stockholm from March 1 to 3.
The board looked at implementation of the monitoring framework proposed in the 2015 first Global Report, discussed progress in data collection, and identified emerging trends in each of the report's ten chapters. Each chapter focuses on a different topic, including flow of cultural goods and services, the digital environment, partnering with civil society, public service media, and gender equality.
The first two Global Reports have been funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. The 2017 report will be released in advance of the eleventh session of the Convention Intergovernmental Committee this December 12 to 15.
For more information on the meeting, see the UNESCO website.