In the 2008 edition of its annual report, the Commonwealth Foundation looks back on its main accomplishments in 2007 and 2008 and stresses the importance of promoting the diversity of cultural expressions: “Our policy work aims to ensure that culture contributes to all aspects of national development. We achieve this by working in partnership with civil society, cultural practitioner groupings, governments, and other international agencies. Supporting civil society’s engagement with the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions is a focus for us. We have worked to improve civil society interaction with culture ministers and senior officials, including Commonwealth Ambassadors to UNESCO. Working with UNESCO allows us to benefit from experience in Francophone countries while bringing Commonwealth learning to the table.”
The document is available at Commonwealth Foundation website.