On October 7–9, Québec City, Canada will host a seminar addressing the implementation of Article 13 of the Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
Under the theme "Recognizing, Integrating, and Defining the Cultural Aspect of Sustainable Development," the event will present two introductory conferences, one addressing the concept of sustainable development under international law (by senior lecturer Virginie Barral from the University of Hertfordshire, U.K.), the other on the link between culture and sustainable development under international law (by Véronique Guèvremont, a professor at Université Laval's Faculty of Law and member of Institut des hautes études internationales du Québec).
The seminar will include four workshops on two themes:
Theme 1: Creating cultural policies geared towards sustainable development
Theme 2: Integrating culture into sustainable development policy
The seminar is organized by the International Network of Lawyers for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (RIJDEC) with the support of Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec.
The full program is available on the RIJDEC website.