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News | UNESCO supports the music industry sector in Morocco

Morocco has taken an important step in support of artists and creativity. A new law on the status of the artist, artist mobility fund "Africa Art Lines" and the creation of the Bureau of Moroccan Music Export (MoMEx),... › Read more


Event | Launch of Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” in Dakar

UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” will be launched at the Musée Théodore Monod d’Arts Africain in Dakar, Senegal, on March 21 2018, from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.The Report assesses the impact of the... › Read more


News | Call for proposals for the evaluation of the Regional Centre for Book Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLALC), in Colombia, a UNESCO Category 2 Centre

Category 2 institutes and centres under the auspices of UNESCO are intended to contribute to the achievement of UNESCO’s strategic programme objectives and sectoral or intersectoral programme priorities and themes and... › Read more


News | France and Quebec call for the implementation of the 2005 Convention in the digital environment

On March 8, 2018, Prime Ministers of Québec and France, Philippe Couillard and Edouard Philippe, issued in Paris on the occasion of the 20th Alternating Meetings, a joint statement on the Internet and the protection and... › Read more


News | Call for Applications: Drupal Development Services

As part of a wider exercise to support innovative systems of governance for culture and to improve transparency and accountability, the Secretariat of the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the protection and promotion of... › Read more


News | Spreading the sound of Namibia

Limited access to markets and restricted mobility represent some of the main challenges facing artists and cultural professionals from the global South. In 2016, UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD... › Read more
Robin Rhode, "Wheel of Steel," 2006. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.


Event | Launch of the project "Music as a driver of sustainable development in Morocco"

The project "Music as a driver for sustainable development in Morocco", implemented by the UNESCO Office for the Maghreb and funded by the German Government (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development),... › Read more


News | Open Call: Expert training on the implementation of the 2005 Convention in Asia-Pacific (EXTENDED DEADLINE: 18 March)

UNESCO is launching a call for expression of interest to solicit specialists from the Asia-Pacific region to join the community of practice on the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of... › Read more


News | Sara Whyatt talks to IFEX on artistic freedom and reshaping cultural policies

Freedom of artistic expression is increasingly treated as not simply ‘a nice thing to have’ – but as a fundamental right. Sara Whyatt – a human rights consultant, member of International Arts Rights Advisors and a... › Read more


News | Colombia: Community radio as actor of change

According to the 2018 Global Report “Re|shaping Cultural Policies”, watching television and listening to radio remain widespread cultural activities in both developed and developing countries. On this year’s World Radio... › Read more


News | Cultural actors discuss UNESCO’s global report “Re|shaping Cultural Policies” in Berlin

On 9 February 2018, more than 120 representatives from various cultural and public institutions gathered at the Barenboim Said Academy in Berlin to discuss UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report "Re|Shaping Cultural Policies", and... › Read more


News | Job announcement-Administrative assistant (deadline 23 February)

The Section for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions of UNESCO is looking for an administrative assistant to support the Section’s Policy and Research Unit (PRU/DCE). Deadline: 23 February 2018. Read the Job... › Read more


Event | Strengthening the cultural and creative industries in Rwanda

UNESCO, in partnership with the Ministry of Sports and Culture of Rwanda, the Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture, the Rwandan National Commission for UNESCO, is launching the Project “Strengthening the cultural and... › Read more


Event | German launch of Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” in Berlin

The German language edition of the UNESCO 2018 Global Report, Re|Shaping Cultural Policies summary will be launched at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin, Germany, on February 9th, 2018 from 10:30 to 13:00.The Report... › Read more


News | UNESCO Director-General Launches Global Report Re-shaping Cultural Policies

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, together with Annika Markovic, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Sweden to UNESCO, representing  Alice Bah Kuhnke, the Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy,... › Read more