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Le Mexique et l’avant-projet de Convention de l’UNESCO sur la diversité des expressions culturelles

Bulletin du RIDC, Vol. 5, no 7, septembre 2004 - 2004/09

In this edition of its newsletter, the International Network for Cultural Diversity (INCD) presents Mexico’s position on the UNESCO draft Convention on the Protection of Cultural Contents and Artistic Expressions. It notes that the Mexican government tends to take a consensual position on the convention. The National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA) recently held a meeting in Mexico City with various civil society organizations that was also attended by Rafael Segovia, a member of the RIDC Executive Committee, and Gabriel Larrea, a representative of the Mexican Coalition for Cultural Diversity. Discussions covered some of the more sensitive points in the convention, notably the article on the document’s relationship with other treaties (Article 19), the status of artists (Article 6) and the article on international cooperation and differentiated national treatment (Article 17). At the meeting, CONACULTA asked civil society organizations for strong support in its negotiations with government economic and financial agencies. It also agreed to support certain amendments to the draft convention proposed by INCD. (Available in French) [72]

For more information on INCD comments and the contents of the draft convention, visit the INCD Website: www.incd.net
Contact : Jennifer Heale : incd@ccarts.ca