Canada among nations ratifying UNESCO convention

(Canscene) — Canada was an early signatory to a UNESCO conventionĀ  which sets out to protect and promote diversity of cultural expression.

On Monday, December 18, the UNESCO convention surpassed the minimum threshold of 30 ratifications required to enter into effect, after 13 European states filed their ratifications with UNESCO. Under the terms of the convention, it will now enter into effect March 18, 2007.

The signatories areĀ  greatly encouraged by the news that several other countries, including Brazil, China, Norway, South Africa and Uruguay, are expected to join this group early in 2007.

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