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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Cultural Diversity

Sabine von Schorlemer

Subject(s):
Indigenous peoples — Minorities — Development, right to — Immigration — Sustainable development — Intellectual property — Developing countries — Services — Travaux préparatoires

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Cultural diversity as a general concept has some early roots in the United Nations (‘UN’) system, most notably in the establishment of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) . Since its foundation in 1945, UNESCO has aimed at ‘preserving the independence, integrity and fruitful diversity of cultures and educational systems of the States members’ (see Art. 1 (3) UNESCO Constitution ). In the Mexico City Declaration on Cultural Policies (1982), UNESCO Member States declared that cultural identity and cultural diversity are...
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