Mrs. Cécile Duvelle
Cécile Duvelle, trained in cultural anthropology, joined UNESCO in 1989. Appointed in 1999 in the Office of the Director-General of UNESCO, she has been his focal point for culture and speechwriter in French. She closely followed the elaboration and negotiation process of several cultural normative instruments, in particular the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and the 2005 Convention for the Promotion and Protection of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. From 2008 to 2015, she has been Chief of the Section of Intangible Heritage Section of UNESCO and Secretary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.