Cultural diversity


August 22, 2016

10 ans convention de 2005 UNESCO.

The ratification and implementation of the Convention continue!

South Sudan and Saint-Kitts and Nevis recently ratified the Convention, bringing the number of Parties to 144 (143 states and 1 regional economic integration organization).

This issue of the newsletter features the Québec launch of 2005 Convention secretary Danielle Cliche’s first Global Report, ReShaping Cultural Policies, the launch of the report by other Parties, and capacity-building efforts in recent months.

New Government of Québec representative to Canada’s Permanent Delegation to UNESCO

Line Beauchamp will be leaving her position as Government of Québec representative to Canada’s Permanent Delegation to UNESCO on August 22 of this year to take up a new position as Québec’s delegate general in Paris. Replacing her as Québec’s UNESCO representative will be Julie Miville-Dechêne, who has chaired Conseil du statut de la femme since August 2011 and also spent close to 30 years in journalism at Radio-Canada as a documentalist, writer, and reporter.

Danielle Cliche’s Visit to Québec

Recent Publications

Cultural Policies and Measures: Best Practices

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2016 Calendar


  • 22 to 25: Twenty-first Congress of the International Federation of Actors, São Paulo


  • 10 to 14: World Cultural Forum, Bali
  • 17 to 20: Habitat III, Quito
  • 18 to 21: Seventh World Summit on Arts and Culture, Valetta, Malta
  • 20: Eleventh anniversary of the adoption of the Convention


  • 26 and 27: Sixteenth Summit of La Francophonie, Antananarivo, Madagascar


  • 12 to 15: Tenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee, Paris