Cultural diversity

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Press release from France on the first Conference of Parties to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions – 2007/06/13

In a press release issued on June 13, 2007, France’s minister of foreign and European affairs discussed the upcoming first Conference of Parties to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The press release states that “fifty-six states, including France, which was instrumental in elaborating and adopting this text, will decide on the guidelines for implementing the convention.”

France ’s Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs adds that an international fund for voluntary contributions aimed at promoting cultural diversity will be created at the conference. The press release indicates that “in an effort to make this fund an effective tool for cooperation, France will contribute the equivalent of 1% of its 2008 contribution to UNESCO’s regular budget, for a total of €150,000.”

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