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Chief of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, UNESCO
She joined UNESCO in 2009 as the Secretary of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and as Chief of Section, Diversity of Cultural Expressions. She is responsible for the implementation of the Convention worldwide and manages a team responsible for related operational programs that strengthen cultural governance in developing countries and foster a dynamic cultural sector, through the International Fund for Cultural Diversity. Ms Cliche was previously research manager at the European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research and founding co-editor of the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe. Since the early 1990s, she has carried out a wide range of international comparative research studies in the field of culture. Ms. Cliche graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in communication theory, culture, and international comparative politics. She earned her PhD from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2009.