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14th Francophonie Summit: Kinshasa Declaration

The 14th Francophonie Summit was held in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on October 13-14, 2012.

At the conclusion of their work, the heads of state and government of Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, having arrived at an agreement on the theme of "Francophonie: environmental and economic challenges facing global governance", adopted the Kinshasa Declaration.

Regarding the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, the heads of states and governments using French as a common language adopted the following recommendation:

"We are determined to pursue our cultural policies and industries in the spirit of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and include cultural considerations in our development policies so as to create conditions conducive to sustainable development.

We ask OIF, as well as operators, to continue programs in support of cultural policies and industries in developing countries. We would also like to see policies implemented to conserve and highlight cultural heritage, particularly with the support of digital technology." (Kinshasa Declaration, recommendation 52).

To see the full version of the Kinshasa Declaration in French , please consult the OIF website.

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