Launch of Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” in Stockholm
UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” will be launched in Stockholm, Sweden on 21 May.
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.
Specifically, it tracks progress on the following four main goals related to the Convention: 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 Report puts forward a set of policy recommendations and produces new evidence to inform cultural policymaking and advance creativity for development.
The public presentation will be opened by Mats Djurberg, Secretary General of the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO. It will also include two round table discussions, “Integrating Culture in Sustainable Development Frameworks” and “Promoting Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms − Artistic Freedom”.
The Global Report was published with the financial support of the Swedish Government, within the framework of the project “Enhancing fundamental freedoms through the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions”.