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News | Call for Expression of Interest: UNESCO report on the fashion industry in Africa

Call for Expression of Interest: UNESCO report on the fashion industry in AfricaIntroductionThis call is open to interested institutions/organizations that can develop and conduct a multi-stakeholder survey in order to... › Read more


News | Romania commits to protect and promote the rights of artists

“Culture is work, art is work”.These were the concluding words of Ms. Alis Vasile, a Romanian cultural policy expert, at the online launch of the UNESCO-Aschberg project in Romania on 6 October 2022. In partnership with... › Read more


News | Call for expression of interest: status of the artist in Mozambique

The Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity is looking for a qualified and experienced international company[1] specialized in cultural policy advice to support the elaboration of a status of the artist law in... › Read more


Event | UNESCO promotes Musical Diversity at the Worldwide Music Expo (WOMEX)

Music industry is evolving fast thanks to digital technology, leading to radical changes in the ways we create, access and value music. UNESCO endeavors to protect and promote all kinds of cultural and creative... › Read more


News | World Novel Week 2022

World Novel Week was proclaimed at the 41st session of the UNESCO General Conference in 2021 and takes place every year during the week of 13 October. It aims to encourage the appreciation of literature as an expression... › Read more


News | UNESCO launches an open call to civil society for written contributions

At its 15th session in February 2022, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions recognised the fundamental role of civil society in supporting the creation... › Read more


News | Celebrating partnerships for inclusive and sustainable cultural policies during MONDIACULT 2022

WATCH THE EVENT LIVEAs part of the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development – MONDIACULT 2022 – the European Commission organizes a side-event on “Partnerships for inclusive and... › Read more


News | UNESCO’s support for Ukrainian women artists helps them keep their creativity alive

Since the start of the war on 24 February 2022, more than 7.1 million refugees from Ukraine have fled across Europe and many more have been displaced inside their country, among them artists and cultural workers. As... › Read more



UNESCO continues to shine a light on a Creative Africa by participating in the second edition of FAME Week Africa taking place in Cape Town, South Africa on 24-26 August 2022.  UNESCO will promote its new report The... › Read more
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