Cultural diversity

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67th session of the permanent council of Organisation internationale de la Francophonie

On July 9, 2008, in Paris, the 67th session of the permanent council of Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (CPF) brought together the personal representatives of heads of state and governments from Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).

The items on the agenda included preparations for the organization of the twelfth conference of heads of state and government having French in common to be held in Québec City, Canada, October 17 to 19, 2008. Personal representatives of the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Québec held respective round table discussions on the themes of “peace, democracy, the state of law, and economic governance” and “the environment” for CPF members. The OIF has stated that the summit in Québec City “will introduce a new, interactive participation model for the heads of state and government in attendance.” The press release adds that “participants were very satisfied with the summary of what will likely become the content of the future declaration of the Québec City summit.”

Regarding the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, Secretary General of La Francophonie Abdou Diouf “stressed the necessity for all 24 OIF member states who have not yet done so to ratify the text before the La Francophonie summit in Québec City.”

To find out about the subjects discussed during this meeting, see the OIF press release.