There are few other meaningful references to cultural rights and development in international texts. The 1986 United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development states that ‘the right to development is an inalienable human right by virtue of which every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, in which all human rights and fundamental freedoms are fully realized’ (Article 1(1)). But it is hardly referred to or operationalised by ‘culture and development’ actors. The 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions envisages ‘Cooperation for Development’ (Article 14) mainly as the strengthening of the cultural ...

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