Cultural diversity

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The 32nd session of unesco’s general conference approves unanimously the elaboration by 2005 of an international convention regarding the protection of the diversity of cultural contents and artistic expressions

GERM, 14 octobre 2003 – 2003/10/14

This document adopted by UNESCO Commission IV calls on the General Assembly to “decide that the question of cultural diversity […] shall be the subject of an international convention.” It invites UNESCO director general Mr. Koïchiro Matsuura to submit to the 33rd General Conference in two years a preliminary report accompanied by the first draft of a convention on protecting the diversity of cultural content and artistic expression. (Available in English only)