Launch of the United Nations Creative Economy Report 2013, Special Edition
The United Nations Creative Economy Report 2013, Special Edition, which UNESCO is co-publishing with the United Nations Development Programme, will focus on creative economy at the local level in developing countries. This is the official launch of the Report by the Director-General.
The Report will analyze and showcase policy and practice, trends and cases drawn from developing countries. The creative economy is not only one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the world economy, but also a highly transformative one in terms of income generation, job creation and export earnings. Building on this, we recognize the fact that new development pathways should encourage innovation and creativity. Many such pathways are to be found at the sub-national level, notably in cities and regions of developing countries. Indeed, many creative outputs are being realized despite limited infrastructure, institutional capacities and investment inputs.
The results of the Report will inform international debates on the post-2015 UN development agenda and the role of culture in sustainable development. More particularly, it will speak to decision-makers, demonstrating some of the key factors that make creative economy initiatives successful on the ground.