Friday, May 23, 2008

Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity

On May 21st, UNESCO celebrated the World Day for Cultural Diversity
for Dialogue and Development
. It is now over a year since the entry into force on 18 March 2007 of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Among the many initiatives being undertaken to promote cultural diversity, the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity is of particular interest to countries of the South.

UNESCO's Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity explores new ways to turn creativity in developing countries into sustainable cultural industries. It aims to promote cultural diversity, support economic development and encourage job creation in a range of fields including music, publishing, cinema, crafts and the performing arts.

Launched as a pilot project in 2002, the Global Alliance will now use its experience in developing public-private partnerships to support programmes and activities implemented under the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

For more information and to become involved contact the Global Alliance