World Music
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VISA EMERGENCY

UNESCO Free Zone under the 2005 Convention

Zone Franche is one of the inter­na­tion­al civ­il soci­ety orga­ni­za­tions enti­tled to attend the meet­ings and ses­sions of the par­ties to the 2005 UNESCO Con­ven­tion on the Pro­tec­tion and Pro­mo­tion of the Diver­si­ty of Cul­tur­al Expres­sions.

In this capac­i­ty, it par­tic­i­pates in the work of the CSO Glob­al Coor­di­na­tion for the 2005 UNESCO Con­ven­tion, either upstream of the par­ties’ ses­sions or the CSO forum, or dur­ing, or a pos­te­ri­ori (review). This body is essen­tial because it enables the var­i­ous civ­il soci­ety orga­ni­za­tions to exchange views on the issues at stake, and to coor­di­nate their actions and/or posi­tions dur­ing the ses­sions of the par­ties to the con­ven­tion.

The net­work also par­tic­i­pates in the Forum of Civ­il Soci­ety Orga­ni­za­tions on the Pro­tec­tion and Pro­mo­tion of the Diver­si­ty of Cul­tur­al Expres­sions. The aim of the Forum is to pro­vide a space for civ­il soci­ety play­ers to work togeth­er to iden­ti­fy com­mon actions in line with the main thrusts of the 2005 UNESCO Con­ven­tion.

In this way, Zone Franche acts at the high­est lev­el of inter­na­tion­al bod­ies to pro­mote the diver­si­ty of cul­tur­al expres­sion, par­tic­u­lar­ly music.