Cultural diversity

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Cultural diversity with the OAS’ Second Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities – The Mexico Action Plan

Organisation des États américains – Conseil interaméricain pour le développement intégré, Mexico, le 24 août 2004 – 2004/08/24

At the same meeting, ministers and senior government officials responsible for cultural policies and supporting cultural activities in the Americas also approved the Mexico Action Plan, which takes stock of progress made in implementing the joint initiatives that were committed to in Cartagena de Indias, Columbia, in 2002, and recognizes the important role played by the Inter-American Committee on Culture (ICC) in following up these commitments. They also promised to put in place the following components of the action plan: eight-point national commitments, the Inter-American Committee on Culture responsible for overseeing the implementation of these commitments; the Technical Secretariat responsible for developing the first phase of the Observatory on Cultural Policies, and the international agencies charged with setting up cooperation strategies. The final action plan will be posted soon on the OAS Website, but the version of August 12 is already available. [69] (Available in French, English and Spanish)