Cultural diversity

Newsletter

May 21, 2015

The ratification and implementation of the Convention continue!

Algeria, Belize, Mauritania, and Uganda have recently ratified the Convention, bringing the number of Parties to 139 (138 States and one regional economic integration organization).

In other news, the 5th ordinary session of the Conference of Parties to the Convention will be held from June 10 to 12, 2015, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. We will keep a close eye on work at this meeting and keep you informed of the main results in the next edition of our newsletter.

Finally, on May 21 we celebrated World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. Find out more in our “Frequently Asked Questions” section, where we have added a new section on the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, which refers to this special day.

Interview with Youma Fall

“After playing an active role in the drafting, adoption, ratification, and finally the implementation of the Convention, the OIF plans to give it the 10th anniversary celebration it deserves.”

Youma Fall, Director for Diversity and Cultural Development, International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF)

Read the full interview

Recent publications

Documents relating to the 5th ordinary session of the Conference of Parties

Cultural Diversity in the Digital Era. A Critical Glossary

Culture, commerce et numérique, vol. 10, No. 3

Cultural Policies and Measures – Best Practices

Expansion of the UNESCO Expert Facility for the implementation of the 2005 Convention: 43 new experts selected

2014 Cultural Diversity Awards

European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity adopt a permanent legal structure

Québec releases its Book Action Plan

Call for proposals

International Fund for the Promotion of Culture

Frequently Asked Questions

UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity

  • When and in what context was the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity adopted?
  • How does the Declaration fit in with the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions?

Consult the FAQ

Have your say!

We’re always happy to hear from you. Keep us posted about activities and initiatives concerning the diversity of cultural expressions. Write us at SGDC@mcc.gouv.qc.ca.

2015 Calendar

May
  • 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • 28 to 30: International symposium, “The UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: Ten years after its adoption, issues and challenges for cultural policies of States?” Québec City, Canada
June
  • 10 to 12: 5th ordinary session of the Conference of Parties at UNESCO headquarters in Paris
October
  • 20: 10th anniversary of adoption of the Convention
Décember
  • 14 to 16: 9th ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee