2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Where
Namibia
When
2016
Who
Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture
Namibian Statistics Agency
National Commission on Research Science and Technology
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology
Key objectives of the measure:

The objectives of this measure are:

  1. to protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions;
  2. to create the conditions for cultures to flourish and to freely interact in a  mutually beneficial manner;
  3. to encourage dialogue among cultures with a view to ensuring wider and  balanced cultural exchanges in the world in favour of intercultural respect and a  culture of peace;
  4. to foster interculturality in order to develop cultural interaction in the spirit of building bridges among peoples;
  5. to promote respect for the diversity of cultural expressions and raise awareness of its value at the local, national and international levels;
  6. to reaffirm the importance of the link between culture and development for all  countries, particularly for developing countries, and to support actions undertaken nationally and internationally to secure recognition of the true value of this link;
  7. to give recognition to the distinctive nature of cultural activities, goods and services as vehicles of identity, values and meaning;
  8. to reaffirm the sovereign rights of States to maintain, adopt and implement policies and measures that they deem appropriate for the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions on their territory; and
  9. to strengthen international cooperation and solidarity in a spirit of partnership with a view, in particular, to enhancing the capacities of developing countries in order to protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions.

 

Scope of the measure:
International
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

To protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions, as well as enhance its role in sustainable development.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The expected results of this measure are:

  1. the diversity of cultural expressions protected and preserved;
  2. conducive environment for cultures to flourish and to freely interact in a mutually beneficial manner exists;
  3. dialogue among cultures with a view to ensuring wider and  balanced cultural exchanges in the world in favour of intercultural respect and a  culture of peace encouraged;
  4. interculturality in order to develop cultural interaction in the spirit of building bridges among peoples fostered; 
  5. respect for the diversity of cultural expressions and raise awareness of its value at the local, national and international levels promoted;
  6. the importance of the link between culture and development for all  countries reaffirmed;
  7. actions undertaken nationally and internationally to secure recognition of the true value of this link supported;
  8. the distinctive nature of cultural activities, goods and services as vehicles of identity, values and meaning recognised;
  9. sovereign rights of States to maintain, adopt and implement policies and measures reafirmed for the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions locally; and
  10. international cooperation and solidarity in a spirit of partnership tstrengthened to protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions.
Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Financial resources from the government

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain