Cultural diversity

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La Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL) de Guadalajara: «la promotion de la diversité culturelle a de nouveaux alliés»

Mme LINE BEAUCHAMP, ministre de la Culture et des Communications du Québec

Guadalajara, le 1er décembre 2003 - 2003/12/01

Speaking to media at the press conference closing the Cultural Diversity Rendezvous held at the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico, where Québec was the guest of honor, Ms Beauchamp said that the event had provided an opportunity for international figures to discuss their expectations for the pending UNESCO convention on the protection of cultural content and artistic expression. She declared that “every chance we get, we stress the importance of remaining vigilant. We call upon countries involved in trade negotiations to exercise caution, and to defend their ability to act in support of culture until a new convention is adopted by UNESCO in 2005.” Ms Beauchamp thanked organizers of the event and said she looked forward to counting them among Québec’s “new allies” in promoting cultural diversity. (Available in French and Spanish only)