Setting a New Agenda: Partnerships for Artistic Freedom

On Wednesday 8th November, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m, in Room II, a side event will be organized on the occasion of the 39th session of the General Conference together with the Permanent Delegations to UNESCO from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. It is set in advance of the launching of the 2018 edition of UNESCO’s Global Report “Re-shaping Cultural Policies”, foreseen on 14 December 2017 during the eleventh session of the Intergovernmental Committee of the 2005 Convention.

The discussion will be moderated by Francesco Bandarin, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture, and followed by Q&A. It will assess what strategic partnerships can be established to address key challenges, from monitoring artistic freedom violations, to raising awareness of human rights and  fundamental freedoms for artists and cultural professionals.

Panelists will include:

  • Katja Holm, Vice President, International Federation of Actors
  • Srirak Plicat, Executive Director, Freemuse
  • Diana Ramarohetra, Project manager, Artwatch Africa
  • Elin Rosenström, Senior Advisor, Swedish Arts Council
Event date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:00
Location: UNESCO Fontenoy, Paris, 75007, France