Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
The Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions is a legally-binding international agreement that ensures artists, cultural professionals, practitioners and citizens worldwide can create, produce, disseminate and enjoy a broad range of cultural goods, services and activities, including their own.
The Convention was adopted in 2005 by the 33rd General Conference and entered into force in 2007. There are currently 118 States Parties.
The Convention is considered as the standard setting instrument that puts culture and development at its core for the first time.