During its 13th session, the Committee will determine its activities through 2021, including policy monitoring and capacity-building. It will also select the projects that will receive financial support from the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) and examine topics including preferential treatment to address the imbalance in cultural trade between countries, the results of the 2nd edition of the Civil Society Forum, and synergies between the Convention and the 1980 Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist.
Several important side events will take place during this session. Notably, two Create | 2030 debates that will examine links between the Committee's work and the Goals of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These debates will focus on the impact of the digital environment on access to creative content and on the outcomes of projects funded by the International Fund for Cultural Diversity.