Region: Africa
Convention Status: Ratified
Date of Ratification: 2/9/2008

Point of Contact

Teferi Tekelu
Ministry of Culture and Tourism c/o Ethiopian National Office for UNESCO
P.O. Box 2996
Addis Ababa

News and Events

UNESCO funds nine new projects to support culture in developing countries

Nine proposals that will boost the cultural and creative industries in nine developing countries...

Peer learning and participatory policy process for a dynamic culture sector in Africa

 “You are now the local experts”, concluded Avril Joffe, a member of the UNESCO Expert...

Regional training of trainers on cultural policy monitoring in Africa

 What do cultural and creative industries look like in 2019 across Eastern and Southern Africa...

Engaging a global discussion on artistic freedom in Ethiopia

“Protect journalists, including press cartoonists, artists, ‘artivists’ and others who are at risk...

Putting in motion a new vision for Ethiopia’s cultural policy

 On 30 April 2019, over 250 cultural professionals gathered in Addis Ababa to attend the...


Reshaping Cultural Policies for the Promotion of Fundamental Freedoms and the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

This project responds to the expressed needs of Parties to the 2005 Convention seeking support to strengthen the human and institutional...

Capacity building in Ethiopia

In recent years, the culture sector in Ethiopia has increasingly been seen as a central element for the country’s development, notably through the...

Enhancing Fundamental Freedoms through the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Capacity-building activities for policy monitoring serve to support evidence-based policy, also strengthening informed, transparent and...

Young Specialists in Africa

Africa is a strong supporter of the 2005 Convention, boasting a high ratification rate. Many countries in the region...

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