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News about the Convention
Convention ratification continues
Timor-Leste recently ratified the Convention. This addition brings the number of Parties to 145: 144 states and 1 regional economic integration organisation.
New goodwill ambassador for the Convention
On November 21, 2016, Deeyah Khan became UNESCO’s first ever Goodwill Ambassador for Artistic Freedom and Creativity. Ms. Khan has dedicated her life and work to promoting freedom of expression for artists and human rights through a variety of self-started initiatives and platforms. Ms. Khan will focus on artists’ socioeconomic rights, mobility, and creative freedom.
Interview with Véronique Guèvremont
“As UNESCO Chair on cultural diversity, I intend to contribute […], by working with other civil society representatives in Québec, Canada, and abroad, in order to help states implement the 2005 Convention.”
Veronique Guèvremont, professor at Université Laval’s Faculty of Law and chairholder of the UNESCO Chair on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
Cultural policies and measures: best practices
Call for applications
Frequently asked questions
We want to hear from you!
Keep us posted about your activities and initiatives concerning the diversity of cultural expressions. Write us at SGDC@mcc.gouv.qc.ca.