Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The Coalition serves as the secretariat of the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (IFCCD). Founded in 2007, the IFCCD brings together coalitions and organizations from 30-some companies on every continent that mobilized to get their countries to ratify and/or implement UNESCO’s 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. This role shows unquestionably the importance that the CDCE places on the strength of an international network. CDCE members continually renew their support for this mission when CDCE resources are allocated, either to contribute to the IFFCD, participate in UNESCO’s statutory meetings or support civil society’s efforts in other countries. For example, the CDCE’s general coordinator provided guidance to the organizing team of the International Meeting on the 2005 Convention at Guanajuato, Mexico, from November 27 to 29, 2019. She provided support for the program’s development; the establishment of relationships with the Canadian and Québec governments, as well as Mexicans with whom the IFFCD has a relationship; and obtaining funding. She also participated in the conference to present the IFCCD and the CDCE’s experience as well as current challenges that concern CDCE members.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
The ongoing involvement of the CDCE has allowed the IFCCD to continue its mission, and it has convinced the Canadian government to renew its support for the CDCE, especially to maintain the international action component. The CDCE’s work has helped relaunch the IFCCD’s mission as of 2018. The congress that was organized in October 2018 in Montreal confirmed the member organizations’ interest in redefining the IFCCD’s mission for the coming years. A congress was successfully organized the following year and helped complete this relaunch. In the case of the Mexico example, at the end of the meeting, organizations committed to relaunching the Mexican Coalition, which had been inactive up until that point.