Over the summer, Estonia and Slovenia contributed US$1,306 and $3,449.80 respectively to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. These state parties to the Convention were at their third and fourth payment, for total respective contributions of US$6,959.74 and US$20,399.18.
The International Fund for Cultural Diversity is a voluntary multidonor fund that seeks to promote sustainable development cooperation and reduce poverty to help foster a vibrant culture industry in developing countries.
IFCD resources come from voluntary contributions from Parties and other states, regional and international organizations, public and private bodies, and individuals. The Conference of Parties recommended that Parties make annual contributions to the Fund of at least 1% of their countries' contributions to the UNESCO budget.
As of August 27, 2013, Fund contributions totaled US$6,433,612.405.