Cultural diversity

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Francophonie : "Poursuivre la bataille pour la diversité culturelle au sein de l'UNESCO"

M. Abdou DIOUF, secrétaire général de l’Organisation internationale de la francophonie - Mali, le 25 février 2004 - 2004-02/25

“On an official visit to Mali, Secretary-General of la Francophonie, Abdou Diouf, and his delegation were received by Malian government officials, including the President of the Republic and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.  They discussed cultural diversity, economic development, and good governance, issues on which Mr. Diouf assured Malian officials the “accompaniment” of la Francophonie.  Mr. Diouf also called for “civilized globalization” and stated that “the IOF also pledges to continue the fight for cultural diversity within UNESCO.” (Available in French only)