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    New ratification of the Convention

    The International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity is pleased to report that a new country has accessed to the 2005 UNESCO Convention since February 2016. South Sudan – March 9, 2016 The Convention on the Protection and Promotion of Diversity of (...)


  • Staff changes at the Coalition for Cultural Diversity

    Leaving of Charles Vallerand, Coalition for cultural diversity Executive Director, and Secretary-general of the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity Dear members, Dear friends, Today I’m announcing my resignation as Executive Director of the (...)

  • Former Canada Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Yvon Charbonneau, passed away

    Yvon Charbonneau was the conscience of Quebec’s union movement Paper published in The Globe and Mail on May 25th, 2016 By LISA FITTERMAN Yvon Charbonneau, who died in Florida last month at the age of 75, was a workhorse, a militant and always a stickler for proper (...)

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The Coalition represents the members, artists and creators of 33 leading Canadian associations of cultural professionals who strongly believe in the legitimate right of governments to adopt policies favourable to the diversity of cultural expressions against the risk of cultural homogeneity in the context of globalization.
The Coalition is the only national association bringing together the main trade organizations and associations of professionals in the cultural sector: publishing, audiovisual and new media, music, performing arts and visual arts. In total, the Coalition’s 33 members represent no less than 180,000 creators and 2,200 companies and non profit organizations from all parts of Canada.
Sharing our Creative Diversity

143 States as well as the European Union have so far ratified the
Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

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