Launch of UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report “Re-Shaping Cultural policies”

The launch of UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report “Re-Shaping Cultural policies will take place at UNESCO HQ on 14th December 2017, from 3PM to 6PM, in Room II. The event will be opened by Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO, and Karin Strandås, Secretary of State to the Minister for Culture and Democracy of Sweden.

The Global 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, now ratified by 145 States and the European Union.

Specifically, it tracks progress on the following four main goals related to the Convention: support sustainable systems of governance for culture; achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase mobility of artists and cultural professionals; integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks; promote human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The Report examines how the 2005 Convention has inspired policy change at the global and country level in ten areas of monitoring. It puts forward a set of policy recommendations for the future and produces new evidence to inform cultural policy making and advance creativity for development.

The launch event will be marked by two discussion panels.

A first panel, with the participation of the contributing authors to the report and moderated by Professor Yudhishthir Raj Isar, Principal Editor of the Global Report, will discuss the main findings of the Report.

A second panel, “Towards Support Policies for Independent Cinema?” and moderated by Frédéric Bonnaud, Director General of the French Cinémathèque, will  address the challenges facing the independent film sector and bring together various film directors and producers.

The first edition of the Global Report was published in 2015. This launching event will take place on the occasion of the 11th ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee of the 2005 Convention (12-15 December 2017).

To attend the event, please register here.


Event date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 -
15:00 to 18:00
Location: UNESCO HQ - Room II, 7 Place de Fontenoy, Paris, 75007, France