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Mexico City declaration on cultural policies

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION
1982

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This declaration acknowledges the many facets of culture, defining it as: "the whole complex of distictive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features that characterise a social group... not only the arts and letters but also modes of life, fundamental rights of the human being, value systems, traditions and beliefs." It includes sections which consider cultural identity, the cultural dimension of development, culture and democracy, cultural heritage, artistic and intellectual creation and art education, the relationship of culture with education, science and communication, planning, administration and financing of cultural activities, and finally, international cultural co-operation

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