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

Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture
The Franco Namibian Cultural Center
National Art Gallery of Namibia
National Theatre of Namibia
John Muafangejo Arts Centre
Namibian Film Commission
Namibian Broadcasting Corporation
Ministry of Information and Communication and Technology
Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia
Key objectives of the measure:

The objectives of the UNESCO 2005 Convention 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;
  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:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

The protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Diverse cultural expressions protected and preserved

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Funded by the Namibia Government.