Cultural diversity

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Meeting of the United Nations secretary general and the secretary general of La Francophonie

At the invitation of United Nations Organization secretary general Ban Ki-moon, Abdou Diouf, secretary general of La Francophonie, paid an official visit to United Nations headquarters in New York City on March 28, 2008.

The International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) press release issued for the occasion notes that “the UN secretary general and the secretary general of La Francophonie, among other things, reviewed foreign policy issues and were pleased at their complementary views on world peace, peaceful conflict resolution, implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, and dialog between different cultures and civilizations.”

OIF also indicates that the UN secretary general accepted Abdou Diouf’s invitation to take part in the 12th Conference of Heads of State and Government of Countries Using French as a Common Language slated for October 17–19, 2008, in Québec City, Canada.