International Music Council Sets its Compass for the Future

Paris, 9 December 2013. – The 35th General Assembly of the International Music Council, held in Brisbane, Australia, 24-25 November 2013, adopted a series of key decisions that will pave the way to building greater capacity of the organization and its members to work towards its vision to be the world’s leading professional organization dedicated to promotion of the value of music in the lives of all people.

During the next two years, the IMC will, in co-operation with or through its members, focus its efforts on three external strategic objectives:

• Affirming culture as the 4th pillar of sustainable development

• Promoting and protecting creativity and creators’ rights

• Placing early childhood music education at the forefront of the music education agenda

Each objective will be achieved through policy-making and advocacy, collaboration and information exchange, projects and research, as well as targeted membership services.

The National Music Council of the United States is the official representative of the United States to the International Music Council.