The Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity promotes the diversity of cultural expressions and the creative economy as vectors for sustainable development. Its mission is to ensure the effective implementation and monitoring of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and the 1980 Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist. The Entity fosters international cooperation by providing assistance to governments around the world to design, monitor, and evaluate policies that promote the diversity of cultural expressions and the creative economy. It also coordinates and monitors the Convention’s statutory obligations, notably by providing support for the sound decision-making of the Convention’s governing bodies through knowledge sharing and data collection, analysis, and distribution.
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Culture and the direct supervision of the Chief of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity, the incumbent will be responsible for the development and execution of activities to monitor the implementation of the 2005 Convention by its Parties, the production of knowledge through research and publications, and the coordination of the work of the Convention’s governing bodies. As Head of the Research and Statutory Meetings Unit, s/he will supervise staff and provide day-to-day oversight of their work.