Cultural diversity

Newsletter

October 20, 2015

10 years 2005 convention UNESCO.
Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

The ratification and implementation of the Convention continue!

Dominica recently ratified the Convention, bringing the number of Parties to 140 (139 States and 1 regional economic integration organization).

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. This newsletter features interviews, publications, and special events commemorating the occasion.

We invite you to visit our new timeline. It recounts the Québec interventions to protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions from 1999 until today.

Ministre Hélène David.

Message from the Minister Hélène David

“Ten years have gone by since the signing of UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Ten years of respecting the very essence of the peoples of the world—their unique cultures. Ten years of building bridges between peoples and fostering the diversity of cultural expressions. I’m happy to see that the adoption of this convention has brought about real, significant advances in the evolution of humanity.”

Read more - Message from the Minister.

Line Beauchamp.

Interview with Line Beauchamp

“The work we did 10+ years ago to get the UNESCO convention adopted is one of my fondest memories of my time as a Québec government minister.”

Line Beauchamp, Québec government representative within the Permanent Delegation of Canada to UNESCO

Read the full interview - Line Beauchamp.

Danielle Cliche.

Interview with Danielle Cliche

“I think we have to be optimistic. This Convention has surprised us before.”

Danielle Cliche, Secretary of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Read the full interview - Danielle Cliche.

Recent Publications

Resolutions approved during the 5th ordinary session of the Conference of Parties

Publications by the Center for Study of Integration and Globalization (CEIM)

“Les directives opérationnelles et autres techniques de mise en œuvre de la Convention sur la diversité des expressions culturelles dans un contexte numérique”

Information report on the 10 years of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions by the French National Assembly

Canadian Culture Satellite Account

Cultural Policies and Measures – Best Practices

Motion by the Québec National Assembly to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Convention

€500,000 in grants to be awarded to 20 Southern francophone film projects

Télé-Québec’s Fabrique culturelle

Conferences

Conference at the European Parliament in Strasbourg

“Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Cultural Exception Facing the Challenges of the Digital World: How to put new technologies at the service of the diversity of cultural expressions?”

International conference: “Le goût des autres – Les nouvelles fabriques de la curiosité”

Read more about conferences

Call for Proposals

UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in the Digital Age

Read more - UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in the Digital Age

Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

  • Why do the Parties have to submit quadrennial periodical reports?

Consult the FAQ

Have your say!

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

Calendar

October 2015
  • 7: UNESCO Convention: “UNESCO Convention: Celebrating 10 years of cultural diversity, shaping the next decade”, Strasbourg (France)
  • 10: International symposium organized by Observatoire de la diversité culturelle: “Diversité culturelle et société civile: bonnes pratiques et perspectives,” Paris (France)
  • 15–16: International symposium organized by CEIM: “Cultures, sociétés et numérique,” Montréal (Canada)
  • 20: 10th anniversary of the Convention’s adoption
  • 24: Congress of the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity, Mons (Belgium)
  • 25: International forum: “Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Cultural Exception Facing the Challenges of the Digital World: How to put new technologies at the service of the diversity of cultural expressions?”, Mons (Belgium)
November 2015
  • 3–18: 38th General Conference of UNESCO, Paris (France)
December 2015
  • 10: International conference: “Cultural diversity: Challenges of the Creative Economy,” Belgrade (Serbia)
  • 11: Conference: “Diversité culturelle et numérique : promouvoir la mise en œuvre de la Convention de l’UNESCO sur la diversité des expressions culturelles, dix ans après son adoption,” Rouen (France)
  • 14–16: 9th ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee, Paris (France)
  • 17: International conference: “Le goût des autres – Les nouvelles fabriques de la curiosité,” Paris (France)
May 2016
  • 9–11: International Symposium on the Measurement of Digitized Cultural Products, Montreal (Canada)