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17.06.2013

Belarus elected as a Member of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Cultural Diversity

On the 4th session of the Conference of the parties to the Convention 2005 on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions as of June 13, 2013, Belarus was elected as a member of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (the Committee for Cultural Diversity). Belarus becomes the member of the Committee for Cultural Diversity for the first time. The Committee for Cultural Diversity has become the third executive board that includes Belarus as a member.

The Committee for Cultural Diversity consists of 24 members elected for four years by the Conference of the parties to the Convention. 12 new members of the Committee with the mandate till 2017 were elected at the on-going Conference.

The country's election confirms Belarus’ potential in the sphere of protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions. Belarus’ membership in the Committee for Cultural Diversity will allow to advocate the interest of Belarus within the realization of the UNESCO Convention and influence the decisions when allocating financial resources of the UNESCO Fund of Cultural Diversity for implementation of projects.