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2018 Global Report "Re|Shaping Cultural Policies"

The Global Report series monitors the implementation of the 2005 Convention and provides new and valuable evidence to inform cultural policy making and advance creativity for development.

Culture in the Digital Environment

In the past two decades, digital technologies have transformed the cultural scene profoundly.

Culture in Treaties and Agreements

The 2005 Convention calls for a new approach to international cooperation by promoting a more balanced flow of cultural goods and services and greater mobility of artists and cultural professionals

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 bold new framework for development cooperation over the next 15 years.

Artistic Freedom Leaflet

Artistic freedom is a global challenge.

Methodological Guide on Technical Assistance

This guide presents in a coherent manner the basic concepts, principles and approaches that underpin “on-demand” technical assistance interventions.

Art under threat in 2016

Artists and audiences are under increased threat globally, according to a new report,

Investing in Creativity. Transforming Societies

The global capacity development programme helps to reinforce skills and build capacities for the development of sustainable policies and measures to implement the 2005 Convention.

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

As part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ 50th anniversary, the agency launched the initiative Creativity Connects.

Empowering Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs

A brochure to present the project ‘’Empowering people through active participation  in art and cultural activities’’, implemented by UNESCO in Pakistan (2016-2017) with funding from the Danish Centre for Culture and Development (CKU).

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 million jobs worldwide, employing more people aged 15-29 than any other sector -

Investing in culture : UNESCO/EU Project

This publication features the outcomes of the flagship project “Expert Facility to strengthen the system of governance of culture in developing countries”.

Culture, Trade and Globalisation

A booklet to explore key concepts related to culture and trade and provide a basic overview of the possible impact of multilateral trade agreements on the development of domestic cultural industries.

Expert Facility to strengthen the system of governance for culture in developing countries

A leaflet to present the top results of technical assistance missions conducted in 2010-2014 in 13 developing countries. Published in French, English, Spanish.

Flyer for the call for applications

This leaflet was produced in 2011 for the international call for applications for technical assistance missions. Published in French and English.

Enhancing fundamental freedoms through the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions - Leaflet

A leaflet to present activities conducted to support monitoring capacities in 12 developing countries. Published in French, English, Spanish.

Politiques pour la créativité [french]

A guidebook for policy makers and entrepreneurs to support the emergence of cultural and creative industries. Published in French.

Strengthening the Governance of Culture to Unlock Development Opportunities

This publication from 2013 presents the results of technical assistance missions conducted in 2011-2012 in 13 developing countries. Published in French, English, Spanish.