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The Use of Statistical Data in UNESCO Negotiations on a New International Convention on Cultural Diversity

Cultural diversity, as defined in the Draft International Convention on Cultural Diversity drawn up by the International Network on Cultural Policy (INCP), refers to “the plurality and interaction of cultural expressions that coexist in the world and thus enrich the common heritage of humanity.” From this perspective, preserving cultural diversity involves not only maintaining and promoting existing cultural expressions, but being open to other cultural expressions as well.

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Column by Mr. Ivan Bernier, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at Université Laval in Québec City for Spotlight on Diversity, hosted by the Governmnet of Québec Secretariat for Cultural Diversity

Filed Under: Academic | English | Magazine Article