Cultural diversity


December 2017 issue

News – 2005 Convention UNESCO

11th ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee to take place December 12 to 15

The 11th ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee will take place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris December 12 to 15, 2017. It will be an opportunity for the Parties to discuss best practices for implementing the Convention—particularly in the digital age—and new issues they are facing.

The meeting documents are available on the UNESCO website.

64 cities join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network

On October 31, 2017, 64 cities in 44 countries were designated UNESCO Creative Cities by Director-General Irina Bokova. The network includes in particular Québec City (Creative City of Literature), Montréal (Creative City of Design), and Toronto (Creative City of Media Design). Designed to make innovation and creativity central to new urban strategies for sustainable and inclusive development, the Creative Cities Network now numbers 180 cities in 72 countries.

Turkey recently ratified the Convention

This addition brings the number of Partie to 146: 145 states and 1 regional economic integration organisation.

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Cultural policies and measures: Best practices


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2017–2018 calendar


  • 12–15: 11th ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee, Paris, France
  • 14: Cultural Diversity Award recipients Dr. Véronique Guèvremont and Dr. Ivan Bernier at Université Laval, Québec City, Québec


  • 22–24: International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Exploring New Horizons, Québec City, Québec


  • 21–25: 10th World Conference on Cultural Policies, Tallinn, Estonia

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