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The Commonwealth Foundation releases its Annual Report 2009

The Commonwealth Foundation recently released its 2009 Annual Report. The section on culture addresses the four following issues:

  • Giving Commonwealth citizens a voice
  • Supporting cultural practitioners
  • Bringing artists together
  • Implementing a cultural policy framework

The annual report describes a number of the Commonwealth Foundation’s items of business. These include a document entitled Putting Culture First (which illustrates the significant role of cultural expression in development), the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, and Arts Residencies. The report also describes the meeting of representatives from cultural organizations held in Vancouver, Canada in March 2009, during which member governments were called on to ratify and implement the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural.

The report is available on the Commonwealth Foundation website.