Fundamental freedoms and diversity of cultural expressions: testimonies from 12 countries

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From 2015 to 2017, the 2005 Convention Secretariat is implementing, with the support of the Government of Sweden, the project “Enhancing fundamental freedoms through the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions” in 12 developing countries (Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Colombia, Cuba, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Morocco, Senegal, Rwanda, Tunisia, Vietnam, Zimbabwe).

The project’s overarching goal is to enhance human and institutional capabilities in developing countries in ways that enable them to improve their systems of governance for culture.  It aims at raising awareness of the Convention, monitoring policies and measures to promote the diversity of cultural expressions at the international level and providing support to Parties in their efforts to engage in evidence based, transparent and participatory policy making at the country level.

This 8’ video, realized in close cooperation with the UNESCO Offices in Addis Ababa, Dakar, Habana, Hanoi, Harare, Jakarta, Nairobi, Phnom Penh, Quito and Rabat, captures precious testimonies of governmental and civil society actors engaged in policy-making and monitoring processes and closely involved in activities supporting the principles and objectives of the 2005 Convention on the promotion and protection of the diversity of cultural expressions.