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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

Website Management Call for Tenders : 2005 Convention

As part of a wider exercise to support innovative systems of governance for culture and  to...

Creative Uganda: cultural professionals in the spotlight

Korea Funds-in-Trust to UNESCO project focuses on “Strengthening the sustainability of the Creative...

Comores takes stock of its efforts to promote the creative industries for sustainable development

As a signatory to the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of...

New video: Making the most of Colombia's creative potential

In 2014, UNESCO launched the four-year project “Enhancing fundamental freedoms through the...

Experts from Central Asian countries met in Almaty to learn more about the diversity of cultural expression

The two-day sub-regional training workshop on Understanding, Promotion, Reporting and...

Events

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...

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...

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,...

Art under threat in 2016

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