Cultural diversity

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“The UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: a Cultural Instrument at the Junction of Law and Politics,” by Ivan Bernier

We are pleased to announce the publication of the study entitled “The UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: a Cultural Instrument at the Junction of Law and Politics,” by Professor Ivan Bernier.

The goal of this analysis is to clarify the scope of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Expression of Cultural Diversity and to highlight its potential as a cultural instrument. More specifically, the authors address three issues. The first is in regards to the objective and scope of the Convention, meaning its specificity as an international cultural instrument. The second looks at the proposed action plan for the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions. The third focuses on how to approach situations where commercial considerations interfere with cultural considerations.

French and English versions of this study are available on our website. Spanish and Arabic versions are being prepared.