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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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      20 July 2016

      Deezer à l’assaut des Etats-Unis, premier marché de la musique

      Par ALAIN BEUVE-MÉRY Dans la compétition planétaire à laquelle se livrent les services de streaming, les Etats-Unis, premier marché mondial pour les revenus, sont évidemment incontournables. Pour tous ses nouveaux services dont les offres dématérialisées viennent se (...)


    • 1 July 2016

      The opposite of Brexit: African Union launches an all-Africa passport

      By ANNE FRUGÉ On June 13, two weeks before the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the African Union announced a new “single African passport.” The lead-up discussion was much like the original debate on the European Economic Community, the E.U.’s (...)

    • 20 July 2016

      Alda Greoli, la ministre de la Culture, établit le prix unique du livre

      Par CHARLES VAN DIEVORT ET P. ZEC (ST.) L’avant-projet de décret de la ministre de la Culture Alda Greoli arrive ce matin sur la table du gouvernement de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. C’est peut-être la fin d’une interminable histoire puisque depuis les années 80, pas (...)

    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.
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