UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions will take effect on March 18, 2007. UNESCO has just published a press release to announce that UNESCO’s director general will meet with Permanent Delegates and Observers to UNESCO on 23 March to present the main lines of UNESCO’s plans for implementing the Convention and its mechanisms. The press release goes on to say that further information will be given on practical and legal aspects of the Convention, especially with regard to the first session of the Conference of Parties, which will take place this year. This presentation will be followed by an exchange of views with all UNESCO Permanent Delegates and Observers. The information meeting will take place at UNESCO House, in Paris, France, in Room XII, from11 am to 1 pm.