Cultural diversity

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166e Session du conseil exécutif de l’UNESCO

Discours d'ouverture de s. e. Madame Aziza Bennani, présidente du conseil exécutif de l'UNESCO - 04/04/2003

Stressing the importance of this session of the Executive Board, Ms Aziza Bennani drew the Board’s attention to the standard-setting instrument on cultural diversity. Ms Bennani noted that “the Board will also examine and discuss the possibility of preparing a standard-setting instrument on cultural diversity, aware that this subject has ramifications in a number of areas of the highest importance.” She invited Board member to think carefully about the various issues the instrument raises, including “protection of cultural diversity” (available in French and English only).