The article "The UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity: An Appraisal Five Years after Its Entry into Force" was recently published on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).
The author, Mira Burri, summarizes the article as follows:
"The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted in 2005 the first legally binding international instrument on culture. The Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions was agreed upon by an overwhelming majority and, after the swiftest ratification process in the history of UNESCO, entered into force on 18 March 2007. Now, five years later, and with some 125 Members committed to implementing the Convention, not only observers with a particular interest in the topic but also the broader public may be eager to know what has happened and how far implementation has progressed. This is the question that spurred this paper and that it seeks to answer by giving a brief background of the UNESCO Convention, clarifying its legal and political status and impact, and looking at the current implementation activities in domestic and international contexts. "
To download this article, available in English, please consult the SSRN website.