UNESCO’s 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions recognizes the fundamental role played by civil society in the achievement of its objectives. Therefore, the Convention’s governing bodies ensure the involvement of civil society organisations (CSOs) in the implementation of the Convention and encourage their participation at statutory meetings, for instance through the organisation of a biennial Civil Society Forum.
The second edition of the Civil Society Forum will take place on Tuesday 4 June 2019 from 9am to 6pm, before the seventh session of the Conference of Parties (UNESCO Headquarters, 5-7 June 2019).
This Forum provides a framework for exchange and cooperation among representatives of CSOs with interests and activities linked to the Convention so that they can discuss their current concerns and issues related to the implementation of the Convention.
Previously we will attend the meetings on June 3 of the plenary of the CSOs as well as the meeting of the FICDC of which we are a part.
From the 5th to the 7th of June we will continue with the participation in the meetings of the Conference of the Parties in UNESCO