16th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee (IGC) for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
The UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee (IGC) for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (UNESCO’s 2005 Convention) will convene for their 16th session from 7-10 February in Paris, France.
IFLA is a regular civil society contributor to the work of this convention. IFLA’s role is to ensure libraries are being recognised as fundamental actors in protecting and promoting access to cultural diversity. We achieve this by cooperating with partners from other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to engage with UNESCO Member States and the UNESCO Secretariat, providing input on their work and helping ensure informed decision making.
During the programme, IFLA will join a meeting between Civil Society Organisations and the Bureau of the IGC to raise topics that are important to civil society and share input on behalf of the library field.
Take a more in-depth look at the issues being discussed here: Key Discussions at the 16th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions