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The 2015 Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies. A Decade Promoting the Diversity of Cultural Expressions for Development” tracks the progress on the implementation of the 2005 Convention and its goals, with a proposed set of indicators to monitor impact over time. 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.

10th Anniversary of the Convention

Discover the milestones achieved by the Convention since its adoption in October 2005.

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. 

News

Support creativity & the diversity of cultural expressions around the world - Richard Curtis, Advocate for UN Global Goals

As world leaders take part in the UN General Assembly in New York to discuss the implementation of the Sustainable...

Digital Meets Creativity - Video Highlights

From gliding past 200 barbershop poles containing messages from typical conversations in a hair salon to immersing...

Creative professionals and policy makers in Rwanda finalise report tracking implementation of UNESCO’s 2005 Convention

Artists, musicians, film makers and civil society representatives in Rwanda were invited to a public consultation in...

Africa Rising 2016 Slum Film Festival

UNESCO is sponsoring the sixth edition of Kenya’s innovative Slum Film Festival, taking place in the capital Nairobi...

Promoting the Creative Industries in Pakistan for Long Term Development

Entrepreneurs, cultural policy makers and experts across Pakistan, together with UNESCO are engaging in talks to...

Events

First editorial board meeting to discuss 2017 edition of Global Report on the monitoring of the 2005 Convention

This first meeting of the editorial board of the 2017 Global Report on the...

‘Digital Meets Creativity’ – Seminar & Exhibition featuring Korean Media Artists at UNESCO

The impact of the digital revolution on the cultural and creative industries, as...

Artists and policymakers in the Indian state of Goa work with UNESCO to strengthen their Creative Industries

Recommendations for stronger policies which protect and promote the creative industries...

The Republic of Korea partners with UNESCO for stronger cultural industries in Uganda

With East Africa rapidly emerging as one of the the world’s creative and...

Investing in creativity in the Caribbean through UNESCO's 2005 Convention

Best known for its music scene and for being home to world stars such as Bob Marley,...

Publications

Methodological Guide on Technical Assistance

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

Empowering Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs

UNESCO and the Danish Centre for Culture and Development (CKU) are partnering in 2016-2017 to raise awareness in...

Creativity Matters: a New Agenda for Sustainable Development

Cultural and creative industries contribute up to 10% of the GDP in some developing countries and generate about 30...

Investing in Culture: UNESCO/EU Expert Facility Project

This publication features the outcomes of the flagship project “Expert Facility to strengthen the system of governance...

Promoting Diversity of Cultural Expression in Arts in Australia

This report aims to contribute to understanding and debate of the implications of UNESCO’s 2005 Convention on the...