Cultural diversity

Publications and Studies

Sommet mondial sur la société de l’information (SMSI)

Projet de Plan d’action (Document WSIS/PC-3/DT/5(Rév.1)-F)

ONU-UIT, le 14 novembre 2003 - 2003/11/14

Recognizing that “cultural and linguistic diversity, while stimulating respect for cultural identity, traditions, and religions, is essential to the development of an information society based on the dialog among cultures and regional and international cooperation” and is also “an important factor for sustainable development,” WSIS will take steps to enable governments to “create policies that support the respect, preservation, promotion, and enhancement of cultural and linguistic diversity and cultural heritage within the information society.” Measures envisaged include encouraging governments “to design cultural policies to promote the production of cultural, educational, and scientific content and the development of local cultural industries suited to the linguistic and cultural context of the users.” (Disponible également en français, anglais, espagnol)