The International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (IFCCD) is the global umbrella organisation of 43 national coalitions for cultural diversity representing almost all world regions. National coalitions for cultural diversity are civil society platforms that work towards the promotion and effective implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) at national level. The members of the Federation total 43 national coalitions for Cultural Diversity grouping in the aggregate more than 600 professional culture organizations representing creators, artists, independent producers, distributors, broadcasters and editors in the publishing, motion picture, television, music, performing arts and visual arts fields.

IFCCD was founded in 2007 following the preceding International Liaison Committee of Coalitions that was assembled in 2003 to contribute to the drafting of the 2005 UNESCO Convention from the perspective of civil society. IFCCD has its offices in Montreal, Canada, hosted by the Canadian Coalition of Cultural Diversity.

IFCCD joined in 2009 German Commission for UNESCO’s efforts in coordinating the U40 Network. In 2010, IFCCD initiated the regional network “U40 Amercias” and assumes its coordination.

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