Central Asian Forum on Cultural Policy and Management
The UNESCO Almaty Office, in partnership with the Public Foundation Cultural Dialogue and with the support of the Goethe Institute, the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) will organize a “Central Asian Forum on Cultural Policy and Management” in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 27-28 November 2018.
As part of the event, the UNESCO 2018 Global Report Re|Shaping Cultural Policies will be launched. The Report assesses the impact of the most recent policies and measures taken around the world to implement the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Discussions will focus on the contribution of culture to sustainable development, the mobility of artists and cultural professionals, and regional cooperation in Central Asia.
The Forum aims to raise awareness about the 2005 Convention. The Convention provides a holistic framework to strengthen cultural industries through a variety of indicators related to its four goals: supporting sustainable systems of governance for culture; achieving a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increasing the mobility of artists and cultural professionals; integrating culture in sustainable development frameworks; promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms
The Forum will also bring together representatives of the ministries of culture, NGOs, national experts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as members of the 2005 Convention Expert Facility.