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Armenia/ 2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy  

2.2 National definition of culture

According to Article 6 of the Law on the Principles of Cultural Legislation (2002), the culture is considered to be "a set of modes of activities, perceptions and thinking in the material and spiritual fields of the society and their expression representing a stated value".

Since 2009, when the conference on Cultural Policy supported by UNESCO was held in Armenia, another broader definition of culture included in the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity has been introduced. It states that culture "should be regarded as the set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of a society or social groups, and that it encompasses, in addition to art and literature, lifestyles, ways of living together, value systems, traditions and beliefs".

Chapter published: 22-05-2015

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