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Human Rights Museum in Mechelen A new Holocaust and Human Rights Museum has been opened by Flemis

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World Forum for Democracy, Strasbourg, 5-11 October The World Forum, held in Strasbourg on 5-11 Oct

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Funding for Inclusion – Women and Girls in the Equation: Research commissioned by GrantCraft

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Public Hearing on Artistic Freedom in Geneva

The next annual report to the UN Human Rights Council will focus on artistic freedom. To this effect, the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights, Farida Shaheed, prepared a questionnaire and conducted an open consultation in Geneva on December 6, to which governments, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs, national human rights institutions and other interested stakeholders were invited.

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Int. Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity met in Bratislava: Delegates of 16 coalitions f

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The Intercultural City - Step by Step (February 2013)
It falls primarily upon cities to design and implement policies that foster community cohesion and turn cultural diversity into a factor of development rather than a threat. This practical guide for applying the urban model of intercultural integration is designed for city leaders and practitioners wishing to learn from the "Intercultural Cities" pilot project run by the Council of Europe and the European Commission in developing an intercultural approach to diversity management. The guide recommends steps and measures to help develop an intercultural strategy and monitor its implementation.

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Cultural Participation as a Human Right?
At a press conference held on 15 January 2013, city officials from Wroclaw (Poland) announced their intention to strive, in cooperation with the Polish Government, for an inclusion of the "right to participation in culture" as one of the basic rights in the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of the Council of Europe - in 2011, the city of Wroclaw had been selected to become the European Capital of Culture in 2016. A Panel of Experts, co-organized with NCK (National Centre of Culture), met on March 6 in Wroclaw to further clarify this issue. A larger Expert Conference on the right to culture in international legal instruments is to be held November 2013 in Warsaw.  More...

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