Governance of cultural diversity in Arabic countries

Challenges and new trends
Wednesday, 7 December 2022 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
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The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) is pleased to present this virtual event (in French) with Professor Sonia Mbarek:

Governance of cultural diversity in Arabic countries: Challenges and new trends

Following the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity by UNESCO on November 2, 2001, the subject of governance through the prism of cultural diversity is widely relayed in political and media discourse as a major theme. Paradoxically, and despite the ratification of the UNESCO Charter by the Ministries of Culture of the countries of North Africa and the Middle East, we observe a set of multiple difficulties, inherent to the way in which this question is concretely integrated into public policies.

This conference aims to take an in-depth look at the contemporary socio-political processes that run through the practices and governance spaces of cultural diversity in the MENA region, in all their complexity. This will allow us to raise the crucial question of the capacity of the governance of cultural policies in the MENA region, as well as their purposes, to adapt to the paradigm of cultural diversity, and these mutations.