Culture and Human Rights: Created in 1945 to combat "the denial of the democratic principles of the dignity, equality and mutual respect of men", UNESCO, through its founding ideals, prefigured the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed sixty years ago. For the signatory states of the UNESCO Constitution, the “dissemination of culture” is more than a right; it is a sacred obligation.
Text of the Universal Declaration: A common ideal that remains relevant in today’s world.
UNESCO Conventions in the field of culture: A comprehensive series of standard-setting instruments.
UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity Recommendations from this declaration were taken up in the subsequent UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
The Declarations of Cultural Rights
Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
The Power of Culture
Culture-Music & the Arts
The Adelphi Charter on Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property
UNESCO Report on the Status of the Artist
Fair Music Code of Conduct - draft October 2008
The European Music Council's recommendations on future initiatives for young performing artists
Recommended rules for an international music competition
UNESCO Report on the Promotion of Young Musical Talents
Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council on key compentencies for lifelong learning
Policy Statement of the Community Music Commission of the International Society for Music Education:
Muscat Declaration On IntellectualProperty and Traditional Knowledge
Declaration of beliefs for worldwide promotion of music education
Policy statement from the International Society for Music Education
Social Status of the Artist: World Observatory and copyright
The Slave Route Project: Understanding and combating modern forms of slavery
An Alliance of Civilizations: A partnership for the future
Workshop Essen Womex2002