A Contribution to the Debate on the Implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
About the publication: The UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) has entered its implementation stage. To assess the global situation of the diversity of cultural expressions, relevant information and analysis need to be shared. Parties to the Convention are beginning to examine and exchange good and relevant policy practices. It is in this context that the German Commission for UNESCO and the Asia-Europe Foundation are presenting this publication on good practices related to the diversity of cultural expressions.
The publication includes examples of 39 projects that are contributing to the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions in different parts of the world. Featured initiatives reflect the interplay of practice and policy in achieving the objectives of the Convention and highlight the role of culture as a key component of sustainable development. They cover diverse fields addressed in the Convention and operate at various levels, ranging from the local to the international. The idea of mapping good practices on cultural diversity is based on the observation that carefully documented case studies can not only provide inspiration for networking and collaboration but also aid planning and policy making.
The publication is a project of the U40-programme “Cultural Diversity 2030”.
Contact: Anna STEINKAMP (Ms) Programme Specialist, Division of Culture, Memory of the World German Commission for UNESCO Email: steinkamp unesco.de
Anupama SEKHAR (Ms) Project Manager, Cultural Exchange Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) E-mail: anupama.sekhar asef.org