Programmes for the implementation of the Convention aim at strengthening the capacities of Parties – particularly developing countries – to design policies, measures and programmes that have a direct impact on the creation, production, distribution and enjoyment of a diversity of cultural expressions.  In the long term, the objective is to bring about positive transformations in the systems of governance that can benefit the cultural and creative sectors.

Through training and technical assistance, programmes aim at enhancing the competences of governmental and non-governmental stakeholders to:

  • acquire and raise broad public knowledge and support for the Convention’s principles and objectives.
  • benefit from mechanisms established by the Convention including international assistance and quadrennial periodic reporting.
  • design and implement policies and measures to foster the emergence of dynamic cultural and creative sectors in developing countries.
  • acquire entrepreneurial and business competences, including new strategic management, marketing, financial and technology skills.



Capacity-building activities for policy monitoring serve to support evidence-based policy, also strengthening informed, transparent and participatory systems of governance. With such an improved knowledge, governmental and civil society actors can work together and better highlight policies and strategies that promote the diversity of cultural expressions.

This UNESCO expert facility project is funded by the European Union and contributes to the implementation of the 2005 Convention. It aims to strengthen the system of governance for culture in developing countries and reinforce the role of culture as a vector for sustainable development and poverty reduction.