Cultural diversity

News Releases / Speeches / Declarations

Les priorités françaises

Ministère des Affaires étrangères, mars 2003 – 2003/03

According to this document released on the occasion of Journée internationale de la Francophonie on March 20, 2003, cultural diversity is one of France’s three main priorities with respect to the Francophonie. “France is making cultural and linguistic diversity one of the main issues of controlled globalization. It is working on having UNESCO adopt an ad hoc international convention in 2005 providing a legal foundation for balancing WTO rules with cultural standards. France is delighted to note that francophone states have mobilized to promote the adoption of such an instrument.” (Available in French only)