Launch of the UNESCO’S Global Report “Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity” in the Republic of Korea
UNESCO’s flagship publication, entitled, Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity, will be launched in Seoul, Republic of Korea on May 24 on the occasion of the celebrating the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. The event will highlight the intrinsic value of the cultural and creative sector proven by the pandemic and will also underline the sector’s potential to generate economic growth.
Republic of Korea has been strongly committed to pursue its active partnership with UNESCO to promote the value of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Since 2008 the Korea-UNESCO Funds-In-Trusts has supported more than 25 projects in developing countries to build an enabling environment for Cultural and Creative Industries. Republic of Korea has launched the previous two editions of the Global Report and organized the forums to inform the policy dialogue on the latest policy developments to support arts and creativity.
Korea’s launch event is co-hosted by the UNESCO Secretariat of the 2005 Convention and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, and organized in cooperation with the Arts Council Korea and Korea Culture and Tourism Institute.
UNESCO Assistant-Director General for Culture Ernesto Ottone will participate in the national launch of the Global Report in Seoul and the public presentation will include the participation of Magdalena Moreno Mújica, one of the authors of the Global Report, and Executive Director of IFACCA, Geon-Soo Han, Professor of Gangwon National University, Yoonhyung Jeon from the Korean Film Council and a member of the EU-UNESCO Expert Facility.
The International Forum and the launch event would be a valuable occasion to explore new opportunities and shed light on current and future challenges in areas such as digital environment, media diversity, status of artists and artistic freedom.