Cultural diversity

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France - Jacques Chirac Wishes that the UNESCO Convention Comes into Force Rapidly, 2006/01/17

The President of France, Mr. Jacques Chirac, wishes that the UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions “comes into force rapidly”. Mr. Chirac wishes notably to personally be able to « promulgate the ratifying law as soon as March and possibly for the Francophonie Celebration Day », on March 20.

He made this declaration at the Élysée Palace where he was holding a reception for more than 200 people, members of the Haut conseil de la Francophonie or participants of the francophone Festival entitled "Francofffonies", which will take place in France between March 16 and October 6, 2006.