In response to the request by various African Member States of UNESCO, an information session on the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions will be held June 9 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
The objective of the session is thus two-fold: by presenting African Member States with pertinent information about the Convention, it is aimed at encouraging ratification by those 16 African States not yet Party to the Convention and also at promoting effective implementation by those 31 States that are already Party to the Convention.
The information session is mainly addressed to the representatives of African National Commissions and will focus on objectives and mechanisms of the Convention, including the quadrennial periodic reports, the funding available under the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD), and IFCD project evaluation. This session is part of a larger capacity-building program that the Section for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions is launching in Africa thanks to the Emergency Fund made available through voluntary by UNESCO Member States, including many African States.
To consult the preliminary agenda or to obtain more information on this event, please consult the UNESCO website.