Cultural diversity

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OIF 2010–2013 program focuses on cultural and linguistic diversity

The OIF 2010–2013 program adopted by the Ministerial Conference of La Francophonie in mid-December is available from the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) website.

“The ongoing transition toward a global knowledge society in which creative works are a source of wealth highlights the fact that the production of cultural goods can contribute to economic development,” reads the website. “OIF efforts in this field culminated in UNESCO’s adoption of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions on October 20, 2005. OIF’s work in favor of cultural and linguistic diversity has five main thrusts:

  • Encourage the public to read through CLAC reading and culture centers
  • Develop cultural policies and industries
  • Promote writers and artists and the marketing of their works
  • Improve audiovisual production in French-speaking southern countries
  • Make French-language media more modern and professional”