Cultural diversity

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23rd France-Africa Summit- Heads of State and Government from Africa and France Make an Appeal for the Ratification of the Unesco Convention, 2005/12/06

Convened on December 3 and 4 in Bamako, Mali, within the framework of the 23rd Conference of African and French Heads of State and Government, Twenty-five African heads of state together with the French President, Mr. Jacques Chirac, expressed their satisfaction for the adoption of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, at the 33rd session of the UNESCO General Conference last October 20, 2005, and pleaded for “an expeditious ratification ( ) so that it comes into force as soon as possible”.

France-Africa Summit includes 54 African States and France

  • Final Statement (Available in French only)
  • For further information, consult the December 19th issue of our Bulletin