The 2018 Global Report analyses further progress achieved in implementing the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) since the first such report was published in 2015. It is the work of ten independent experts, who have worked together with the Secretary of the Convention and her colleagues, as well as BOP Consulting and the Principal Editor.
Each of the Global Reports have been grounded in analysis of the Quadrennial Periodic Reports (QPRs) submitted by Parties (a procedure approved by the Convention’s Conference of Parties in 2011). For the purposes of the present Global Report, the authors have consulted the 62 QPRs submitted by Parties since 2015, but have also derived relevant new findings from other, types of sources. They have also drawn upon their own expert experience.