Cultural diversity


May 2017 issue

News – 2005 Convention UNESCO

News about the Convention

Next session of the Conference of Parties

The sixth session of the Conference of Parties will be held June 12 to 15, 2017, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

The topics covered will include the following:

  • Approval of operational guidelines on implementing the Convention in a digital environment
  • Intergovernmental Committee activities for the next two years
  • Election of new Intergovernmental Committee members

The meeting documents will be available on the UNESCO website in mid-May.

Quadrennial Periodic Reports

The quadrennial periodic reports prepared by the Governement of Québec concerning the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions are now available.

Joint interview with Francisco d'Almeida and Valeria Marcolin

" [...]being a Party to the Convention is an opportunity for developing countries[…]to benefit from others’ experience, to get information, and to cooperate to secure better conditions for the growth and development of their cultural industries[...].”

Francisco d'Almeida and Valeria Marcolin, co-directors of Culture et Développement

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Recent publications

Cultural policies and measures: best practices

Call for applications

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2017 Calendar


  • 10 to 13: Second United Cities and Local Governments Culture Summit, Jeju (South Korea)
  • 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development


  • 12 to 15: Sixth ordinary session of the Conference of Parties, Paris (France)


  • 21 to 30: Eighth Jeux de la Francophonie, Abidjan (Ivory Coast)


  • 12 to 15: Eleventh session of the Intergovernmental Committee, Paris (France)

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