Cultural events in Paris in the framework of the UNESCO International Festival of Cultural Diversity

© Denis Robert

The events are organized by the Municipal Committee for Public Programming of the 1st arrondissement, in partnership with the General Delegation of Québec in Paris and the Conservatory of W.A. Mozart Centre of Paris.
Created in 2008, the International Festival of Diversity is a worldwide celebration of the 21st May as “World Day for Cultural Diversity, Dialogue and Development.” Yesterday’s world was set on its differences; today’s tends to unification. The task of our time is to bring ourselves to the realization that the unity of the human species lies in its diversity.

To highlight this fundamental character of our individual and collective identity, the practice of culture has no equal. That is why the Festival’s events are designed to enable distinctive cultural expressions to gather more closely together, giving voice and visibility to the always captivating wealth of cultural diversity.

This year’s Festival once again entails a host of musical, artistic and intellectual events at UNESCO’s Headquarters. But its scope is unprecedented thanks to the involvement of numerous Member States and more particularly France and Paris.

See below the full programme of the Cultural Events in Paris.


Type of Event Exhibition
Start 17.05.2010 09:00 local time
End 13.06.2010 09:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Organizer Comité municipal d’Animation culturelle de la mairie du 1er arrondissement
Contact Mairie du 1er arrondissement, 01 44 50 75 01 –
Country France
City Paris
Venue Mairie du 1er arrondissement
Street 4 place du Louvre
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website Manifestations dans Paris
Link 1 Programme of the 2010 International Festival of Cultural Diversity (17-26 May 2010)
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