Launch of UNESCO’s Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” in Canada
UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report Re|Shaping Cultural Policies will be launched in Ottawa and Quebec on 25 and 28 September.
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.
Quebec’s launch event is organized in cooperation with the UNESCO Chair on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions at Laval University. Ottawa’s launch is organized in cooperation with the Canadian National Commission for UNESCO and the Ministry of Canadian Heritage.
The public presentation in Quebec will include the participation of Danielle Cliche, Secretary of the 2005 Convention, Octavio Kulesz, Founder and Publishing Director of Editorial Teseo, Lydia Deloumeaux, Assistant Programme Specialist at the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and Véronique Guèvremont, Professor of International Law at Laval University. A study on the implementation of the 2005 Convention in the digital environment in Francophone Africa will also be launched on this occasion. Ottawa's launch event will include the participation of Danielle Cliche, Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of Canada Media Fund, Sylvie Gilbert, Director Strategy Fund at the Canada Council for the Arts and will be moderated by Julie Boyer, Canada’s National Contact Point for the 2005 Convention
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”.