UNESCO has just released a document entitled Ten Keys to the Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions . This publication addresses a number of questions on the Convention that might be of concern to readers, including the Convention's raison d'être, subject, purpose, and guiding principles. The document also deals with the rights and obligations of parties to the Convention, how the Convention is to come into effect, its functional instruments, and its monitoring and dispute-settlement mechanisms. The document goes on to identify the principal guarantors of the Convention, its beneficiaries, and its overall message of fostering mutual understanding and dialog among cultures. The document includes an appendix of selected UNESCO documents relating to the Convention or related to cultural diversity.
It is the authors' opinion that t he document is distributed for information purposes only and aims neither to interpret nor to complement the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions