Cultural diversity

Cultural policies and measures - Best practices

Global Forum on Cultural Diversity, 2006/02/22

The Global Forum on Cultural Diversity took place in Hangzhou, China, on 7-9 November, 2005. Organised by the Foundation for Globalisation Cooperation, (China), in cooperation with UNESCO’s Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity, this high-level Forum explored the complex relation between globalization and cultural diversity and the enormous potential that modern information and communication technologies and global trade hold for promoting diversity, as well as avoiding the standardization and uniformization of culture.

Participants included ministers of culture from many different countries as well as representatives from the private sector and not-for-profit organizations. The Forum also analyzed innovative models of cooperation and partnership between public authorities , civil society and the business community designed to help build a harmonious global society and really capture the benefits of globalization.

Cultural Diversity - Cultural policies and measures - Best practices - Global Forum on Cultural Diversity, 2006/02/22