As a civil society organization that have already been admitted to the work of the governing bodies of the UNESCO 2005 Convention, the WLO participated on last November 5th, 2022, on an online consultation for the preparation of the preliminary proposals in the framework of the fourth Civil Society Forum organization.

In February 2022, at its fifteenth session, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions requested the Secretariat to prepare these preliminary proposals. During this online gathering, WLO had the opportunity to share its main considerations and expectations regarding the organization of such a forum.

The biannual Civil Society Forum has provided since 2017 a valuable framework for exchange and cooperation among civil society organizations with interests and activities in the fields covered by the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. It constitutes an important platform for dialogue, which is essential to enable civil society organizations to share their current concerns and to discuss priority issues related to the effective implementation of the 2005 Convention.