Cultural diversity

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Mission fructueuse de la ministre, mme line beauchamp, en france

Paris, le 11 septembre 2003 – 2003/09/11

Québec minister of culture and communications Ms Line Beauchamp gave a very positive report on her visit to France. On the eve of the next UNESCO General Conference, which will also examine the issue of developing a new international standard-setting instrument on cultural diversity, Ms Beauchamp was especially pleased by her many discussions on cultural diversity with political figures and players in civil society. On this subject, Ms Beauchamp stated, “Between now and then, here in Québec as during this mission to France, I intend to strengthen and even increase support for the development of such an instrument in order to defend the right of states and governments to adopt policies and measures intended to promote and preserve their culture.” (Available in French only) :