Mongolian launch of UNESCO’s Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies

UNESCO's first Global Report on the implementation and impact of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions was launched in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 15 December 2016.

The translation of the summary was carried out by the Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture, with coordination from the UNESCO Beijing Office and Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO.

The launch comes in support of the Republic of Korea’s “Strengthening the sustainability of creative industry in Mongolia” project, which aims to develop a practical framework for evidence-based policies in the creative sector.

To date, 145 Parties, including Mongolia, have ratified the 2005 Convention which covers four main areas of intervention:  sustainable systems of governance for culture; the balanced flow of cultural goods and services and the mobility of artists and cultural professionals; culture in sustainable development frameworks; and human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The Global Report draws on quantitative and qualitative data from both governmental (quadrennial periodic reports submitted by Parties every four years) and non-governmental sources.

With contributions from international experts, the report analyzes global trends and challenges and highlights the emergence of public service media and digital technologies as drivers of cultural expressions.

The report also looks at contemporary challenges in artistic freedom and calls for better and continued support for artists whose freedom is at stake, as well as for improved representation of women in creative industries.

The report which marks the 10th anniversary of the Convention is available in four languages: Chinese, Spanish, English and French. Summaries of the report are also available in Arabic, German, Korean, and Portuguese and now in Mongolian