Publications

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UNESCO
2021 Study

The production and distribution of film and audiovisual works is one of the most dynamic growth sectors in the world. Thanks to digital technologies, production has been growing rapidly in Africa in recent years. The case of "Nollywood", with about 2,500 films made each year, is emblematic in this respect. It has enabled the emergence of a local industry of production and distribution with its own economic model.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

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UNESCO
2021 Study

South-East Asia is a region rich in cultural diversity and dynamic in its creativity. There is a great potential for the countries of the region to capitalize on their cultural resources and their dynamic young populations to gear toward the creative economy and fully realize the role of culture in achieving sustainable development.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

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UNESCO
2021 Report

The cultural and creative industries have been among the first sectors to shut their doors in response the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also be among the last to reopen. This report aims to capture the scale of the global disruption caused by the spread of the virus. Building on an analysis of studies conducted across the world in 2020, it examines the economic impact and consequences of the pandemic on the cultural and creative industries, and explores digital innovations that have emerged in response to this unprecedented crisis.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

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UNESCO
2021 Brochure

Since 2008, the Republic of Korea has been strengthening cultural and creative sectors as engines for sustainable development in developing countries. The Korea Funds-in-Trust (KFIT) for the Development of Creative Industries supports the emergence of dynamic cultural and creative sectors by fostering an enabling environment for cultural entrepreneurship, creating networks and supporting policy design. Through its continued support, UNESCO and KFIT are shaping our common creative futures.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

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UNESCO
2020 Report

The COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis it created have had a devastating effect on the cultural and creative industries, revealing and magnifying their pre-existing volatility. Drawing on policies and measures adopted during the crisis, this practical guide highlights emergency measures that have been deemed effective and beneficial, assesses emerging trends, identifies new and existing gaps and offers practical advice to help policymakers position the cultural and creative industries in social and economic recovery plans. 

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

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UNESCO
2020 Brochure

Let's celebrate the IFCD!2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).The IFCD is the Fund established by the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and its goal is to invest in projects that lead to structural changes, demonstrating the value and opportunities that culture brings to sustainable development processes, in particular to economic growth and the promotion of a decent quality of life.

2005 Convention Goals

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UNESCO
2018 Report

The Global Report series monitors the implementation of the 2005 Convention and provides new and valuable evidence to inform cultural policy making and advance creativity for development. The 2018 edition examines how the 2005 Convention has inspired policy change at the global and country level and puts forward a set of policy recommendations for the future, addressing the adaptation of cultural policies to rapid change in the digital environment, based on human rights and fundamental freedoms of expression.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

UNESCO
2021 Study

The overall economic impact, social role and status of cultural professionals involved in the film industries of the Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) remain relatively understudied. However, the film industry is recognized as one of the oldest and most developed cultural and creative industries of the region since the mid-20th century. In this context, this publication assesses the film industries of Central Asia and concerned legislation.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

Non-UNESCO
2020 Report

This brief highlights the impact of COVID-19 on the media and culture sector, hit hard by unemployment and closed productions. It analyses how the sector’s diversity in terms of contract types and occupations creates challenges in accessing social protection, safety and health, and economic relief programmes. The brief also offers policy options, drawing from countries’ examples and initiatives from workers’ and employers’ organizations, to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic on the sector.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

UNESCO
2019 Statutory Texts

This publication provides the basic texts of the 2005 Convention, including the Operational Guidelines, the Rules of Procedure of the Conference of Parties, the Rules of Procedure of the Intergovernmental Committee and the Financial Regulations of the Special Account for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals