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

The 10th Ordinary Session of the Committee will be held on 12-15 December 2016.

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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. 


Establishment of the national team and public consultation for the drafting of Burkina Faso’s second quadrennial periodic report

Four years after submitting its first periodic report, Burkina Faso’s Minister of Culture, Arts and...
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The Challenges of Cultural Diversity and Freedom of Information in the Digital Era: Global Report "Re|Shaping Cultural Policies" launched in Buenos Aires

On November 29, 2016, a panel on "The Challenges of Cultural Diversity and Freedom of Information...

Watch the video – Appointment of Deeyah Khan as first UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Creativity and Artistic Freedom

Ms Deeyah Khan was appointed as UNESCO’s first ever Goodwill Ambassador for Artistic Freedom and...
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New UNESCO Chair on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions established at Laval University

The first Chair on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions was established at Laval University (Law...

Six projects have been recommended for IFCD funding

The results of the selection process for submitted project proposals, in the framework of the 7th...


Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists

This initiative shows how the arts contribute to the nation’s creative ecosystem, examines the ways in which the...

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 Project

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