Launch of UNESCO’s Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” in Burkina Faso
UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report Re|Shaping Cultural Policies will be launched in Ouagadougou on Thursday 28 February 2019 at 9.30am.
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.
Ouagadougou's launch event is organized in the framework of the Panafrican film and television festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) and will be followed by "Create | 2030 Talk": Action! UNESCO supports cinema in Africa.
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”.