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9th Intergovernmental Committee

Find here the documents and decisions from the 9th Ordinary Session of the Committee held on 14-16 December 2015.

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

Artistic Freedom in a digital age and sustainable development challenges. UNESCO’s global report Re|Shaping Cultural Policies launched during World Press Freedom Day

What is the impact of the new digital environment on the diversity of cultural expressions, from creation to...

Nordic Ministers of Culture adopt landmark Declaration on Promoting Diversity of Cultural Expressions and Artistic Freedom in a Digital Age

Within the framework of the Finnish 2016 Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Nordic Ministers of Culture...

Artistic Freedom & Creativity Key for Sustainable Development – Irina Bokova with Nordic Culture Ministers

Cultural policies which ensure freedom of expression and promote creativity are essential for a country's long-term...

2016 World Press Freedom Day celebrations highlight link between freedom of information and sustainable development

UNESCO’s flagship celebration of World Press Freedom Day (3 May) will take place in Helsinki, Finland, this year...

Spotlighting artistic freedom with UNESCO’s 2005 Convention – Marking World Press Freedom Day

Artistic freedom in the digital environment and tackling new challenges in cultural policies will be among the topics...

Events

Reflecting on new challenges for the diversity of cultural expressions in Switzerland: May 20, 2016

As Switzerland prepares its second quadrennial periodic report on the implementation of the 2005 Convention, the...

International Symposium on the Measurement of Cultural Products

This international symposium, organized jointly by the Observatoire de la culture et des communications and the...

Is artistic freedom a new development challenge? A Talk Show

2005 Convention marks World Press Freedom Day 2016 with a parallel session in Helsinki, Finland. ...

Promoting Diversity of Cultural Expressions and Artistic Freedom in a Digital Age

2005 Convention marks World Press Freedom Day 2016 with an event in Helsinki, Finland....

UNESCO Global Report ‘Re|Shaping Cultural Policies’ 2017: Call for proposals

UNESCO is inviting professional research institutes, companies, individuals or consortiums to submit a...

Publications

Diversity and the Film Industry. An analysis of the 2014 UIS Survey on Feature Film Statistics.

This UNESCO report analyses the results of the 2014 UIS Feature Film Statistics Survey, which provides data for the...

Globalisation of Cultural Trade: A Shift in Consumption

New Report from the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS) sheds light on the international flows of cultural goods and...

Toward a better statistical understanding of the creative economy (Full study)

In a feasibility study carried out for the European Commission, KEA reviews traditional data collection tools and...

Towards more efficient financial ecosystems

New report analyses success stories and innovative instruments to facilitate access to finance for the cultural and...

Cultural times. The first global map of cultural and creative industries

This survey quantifies the global economic and social contribution of this important sector. The study analyses 11...