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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

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Colombia takes note of its creative potential during presentation of first periodic report

On 17 May, Colombia presented its first quadrennial report of the 2005 Convention on the Protection...

Working together to promote the diversity of cultural expressions in Tunisia

UNESCO organized between 4 and 5 of May  2017 a series of training and information workshops...

Nigeria’s creative ability: booming Nollywood, music, fashion and much more

Nigeria is an African cultural powerhouse. Its US$ 600-million film industry, “Nollywood”, is...
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“Artistic freedom as pillar of freedom of expression and participatory democracy”, proclaims 2017 World Press Freedom Day Declaration

The Jakarta Declaration, adopted by the participants at the UNESCO World Pres Freedom Day...

Artistic freedom and freedom of expression: video message from Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary-General of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

 Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary-General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, delivered a video...

Events

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...

Putting the spotlight on artistic freedom for World Press Freedom Day

Artistic freedom is a pillar of freedom of expression. And UNESCO, for the second year running, will highlight, with...

Experts brainstorm the upcoming Global Report on 2005 Convention

What are the emerging trends and development in the cultural field? How can countries and other stakeholders translate...

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Video Mapping Performance at the 2005 Convention’s 10th Intergovernmental Committee

The 10th Ordinary Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of...

Publications

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,...

Art under threat in 2016

Artists and audiences are under increased threat globally, according to a new report, Art under Threat, released by...

Investing in Creativity. Transforming Societies

The global capacity development programme helps to reinforce skills and build capacities for the development of...

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...