Cultural diversity

Bulletin.

November 3rd, 2014 issue

Efforts to implement the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions are underway!

We are very pleased to launch this new fall Newsletter. We have changed the format a bit in response to a survey conducted last summer. This issue is the first in a series to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. As many of you already know, the Convention will turn ten on October 20, 2015. The countdown has already started!

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- Efforts to implement the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions are underway.

The Convention in a nutshell

UNESCO formally adopted the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions on October 20, 2005. One month later, on November 10, 2005, the Québec government was the first in the world to ratify the Convention, which came into force on March 18, 2007.

Read more- The Convention in a nutshell.

Interview with Michèle Stanton-Jean

« We must be proactive and keep the Convention part of public discussions, to prevent it from becoming obsolete. »

Michèle Stanton-Jean,
Former Québec government representative within the Canadian permanent delegation to UNESCO

Read the complete interview

 

Survey results: Who reads the Newsletter?

We are extremely pleased to report that a great many readers completed our survey this summer, giving us a better sense of your interests. We figured you might be curious to know a little more about your fellow Newsletter readers. Read on to discover the answers to some of the questions we asked.

Read more - Survey results: Who reads the Newsletter?

Recent Publications

Publications of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

Publication of Cultural Diversity in International Law: The Effectiveness of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of Cultural Expressions

References to the diversity of cultural expressions in the Declaration of Port-au-Prince on Cultural Interdependence in the Context of Globalization, at the OAS’s Meeting of Ministers of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities

Cultural Policies and Measures: Best Practices

The launch of the Québec Digital Culture Plan

Call for Applications

The Secretariat of the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity has teamed up with the U40 Network to create a new blog on sustainable development.

Read more- Call for Applications.

Conference

Third UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries.

Read more- Conference.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a great place to find answers to questions you may have about the Convention.

Your Views

It’s coming up! We want to know how your organization plans to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Please send your plans, and anything else you would like to share, to SGDC@mcc.gouv.qc.ca.

Calendar 2014

October
  • 2 to 4: Third UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries, Florence, Italy
  • 15 to 30: UNESCO Executive Board, Paris, France
November
  • 13 to 15: African Creative Economy Conference, Rabat, Morocco
December
  • 9 to 11: 8th ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, Paris, France