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6 New IFCD Projects

All results and statistics from the last call for UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity have been published and are now available here. 

2015 Global Report

The Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies" tracks the progress on the implementation of the 2005 Convention with a proposed set of indicators.
Full report, summary and related materials are available on line.

10th Intergovernmental Committee

Find here the documents and decisions from the 10th Ordinary Session of the Committee to be held on 12-15 December 2016.Download the decisions

News

Promoting the rights of artists in Senegal

This publication is part of a series of articles highlighting the key themes of the upcoming 2018...

UNESCO and Sabrina Ho Sign Strategic Partnership to Support Youth Cultural Entrepreneurs

On 9 November 2017, Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO and Sabrina Ho, a rising young...

At UNESCO, Experts Urge Improved Protection for Artists and their Freedoms

In 2016, 1,028 artists in 78 countries around the world came under attack or had their rights...
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Mauritius set to develop a new law on the status of the artist

From 18 October to 6 November 2017, UNESCO supported a technical assistance mission to help the...
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Executive Director of Freemuse Srirak Plipat talks at UNESCO about artistic freedom

Srirak Plipat, Executive Director of Freemuse, the main independent international organization...

Events

Setting a New Agenda: Partnerships for Artistic Freedom

On Wednesday 8th November, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m, in Room II, a side event will be organized on the occasion of the 39th...

Diversity of cultural expressions and preferential treatment

From 22 to 23 June 2017, in cooperation with Laval University (Quebec, Canada) and its UNESCO Chair on the Diversity of...

Implementing the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in Northeast Asia

From 20-22 June 2017, a consultative Meeting on the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of...

Creative economy and artistic freedom at the heart of the International Fair of Cultures

The City of Mexico (CDMX) and the International Friendly Fair of Cultures (FICA), in cooperation with the UNESCO Office...

Ahead of the Curve: Interrogating the meaning and relevance of the 2005 Convention

On 19-20 May 2017, the seminar “Ahead of the Curve: the meaning and relevance of UNESCO’s 2005 Convention to our...

Publications

Culture in the Digital Environment

In the past two decades, digital technologies have transformed the cultural scene profoundly. This study examines the...

Culture in Treaties and Agreements

The 2005 Convention calls for a new approach to international cooperation by promoting a more balanced flow of cultural...

UNESCO moving forward the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, sets forth a...

Artistic Freedom Leaflet

Artistic freedom is a global challenge. The rights of artists to express themselves freely are under threat worldwide,...

Methodological Guide on Technical Assistance

Building on the lessons learned from the missions implemented throughout the UNESCO/EU technical assistance project on...