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Latvian National Commission
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Pils laukums 4 – 206,
Rīga, LV 1050
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E-mail: office@unesco.lv
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Cultural Diversity

Protecting diversity of cultural expression has become one of the most important fields of UNESCO’s activity over the last ten years.

The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity has been adopted in 2002. The Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression has been adopted in 2005. In 2012 Latvian National Commission for UNESCO in collaboration with Latvian Academy of Culture elaborated a reference paper with a target to contribute to the reflection of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions within the cultural and development policies of the European Union, particularly the Baltic Sea Region. The paper faces experiences of policy-making and provides references to sub-regional and regional policies in the Baltic Sea Region that are linked to the implementation of the 2005 Convention. The main emphasis is put on regional perspective for questioning the significance of the accession of the European Union to the Convention, and its impact on and connections to regional as well as sub-regional policies within the respective domains. Reference paper is available here