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Mexico City Declaration on Cultural Policies 

World Conference on Cultural Policies, Mexico City, 06 August 1982 

The World Conference on Cultural Policies (MONDIACULT), held in Mexico City, adopted the celebrated broad definition of culture that linked culture so irrevocably to development:

"Culture... is ... the whole complex of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features that characterize a society or social group. It includes not only arts and letters, but also modes of life, the fundamental rights of the human being, value systems, traditions and beliefs."



Year of approval 1982
Official Text-1 mexico_en.pdf

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