Cultural diversity

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Reference to the diversity of cultural expressions in the Declaration of Port-au-Prince on Cultural Interdependence in the Context of Globalization in the OAS's Meeting of Ministers of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities

On August 13 and 14, 2014, the VI Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities was held in Port-au-Prince, organized by the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI). The Declaration of Port-au-Prince, Cultural Interdependence in the Context of Globalization, makes explicit reference to the diversity of cultural expressions, recognizing the importance of preserving and promoting intercultural dialogue and respect for diversity of cultural expressions in the design and implementation of public policies for integral and sustainable development in our communities.

While the international community is working to set new objectives for development post-2015, it is notable that OAS states have acknowledged the importance of considering culture in the Post-2015 Development Agenda in connection with the Millennium Development Goals, not only for their contribution to peace, social inclusion, tolerance, and reconciliation, but also for their fundamental impact on inclusive economic development in our countries, both as a generator of income and employment, and as a core element of sustainable development.

To read the full text of the Declaration, go to the OAS website.