Cultural diversity

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La diversité culturelle : une belle réussite à l’unesco et au ripc

Mission en france et en croatie de mme line beauchamp, ministre de la culture et des communications du québec

Opatija, le 17 octobre 2003 – 2003/10/17

Ms Line Beauchamp gives a very positive report of her mission to France and Croatia. Among the outcomes of the 32nd session of the UNESCO General Conference she attended in Paris, Ms Beauchamp is particularly pleased with UNESCO’S decision to back an international convention on cultural diversity. Pointing out that Québec joined with Canada and France to give impetus to the draft convention, Ms Beauchamp notably declares that “It’s a great victory! The unanimous adoption gives UNESCO’s director general the task of drafting a binding convention, which is what we wanted.” Moreover, after attending the 6th Annual Ministerial Meeting of the International Network on Cultural Policy (INCP), Ms Beauchamp suggests that the INCP’s role from this point on be to lend its support through its expertise and studies to those working on drafting a convention on protecting the diversity of cultural content and artistic expression, a job UNESCO has given to director general Koïchiro Matsuura. (Available in French only)

Ministère de la Culture et des Communications