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5/5/2021

Event | Third Civil Society Forum

The third edition of the Convention's Civil Society Forum will take place online on 31 May 2021 from 12.30-5.45 pm (UTC + 2 hours)Register here!  The Civil Society Forum is a biennial event, held before each... › Read more

4/5/2021

News | UNESCO celebrates Tanzanian women in the creative sector

UNESCO, British Council and Make it Matter organized an event to celebrate the contribution of women in the creative sector which was held on 15 April 2021 on World Art Day. The event was a valuable occasion for over 70... › Read more

29/4/2021

News | Debating arts and creativity as public goods during the World Press Freedom Conference 2021

In the context of the World Press Freedom Day Conference 2021, the UNESCO Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity is organising a panel debate titled “Arts and creativity as public goods: Promoting diverse culture... › Read more

27/4/2021

News | Call for Expression of Interest: Design and layout of UNESCO publications

This call for expressions of interest is for a company to design and layout of the following UNESCO publications under preparation by UNESCO’s Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity. Brochure and agenda for the third... › Read more

23/4/2021

News | Close to 200 young women trained in digital creativity through UNESCO|Sabrina Ho "You Are Next"

“Having a larger female presence in the digital creative industry is crucial. We need female perspectives to cover community issues”, says Maryam Sa’ady-Awwad of Palestine, one of the many beneficiaries of the UNESCO... › Read more
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15/4/2021

News | Call for Participation: Online training module on Creative Economy by UNESCO in partnership with City, University of London

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24/3/2021

News | Call for proposals for the evaluation of the Regional Centre for Living Arts in Africa (CERAV), in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO

Deadline: 25 April 2021 Terms of Reference  Background Category 2 institutes and centres under the auspices of UNESCO are a global network of institutions of excellence in the Organization’s domains... › Read more

18/3/2021

News | Namibia/Zimbabwe peer learning on local contents

On 24 September, cultural policymakers and key cultural actors from Zimbabwe and Namibia met to share their experience in designing measures to support local content production and revising copyright legislation. ... › Read more

17/3/2021

Event | ResiliArt UNIMA/UNESCO : The art of puppetry between tradition and future in times of the pandemic

 In the past year, COVID-19 and worldwide lockdowns have had a devastating impact on the performing arts sector, refraining performers and other artists from creating and sharing their work with the public and... › Read more

16/3/2021

News | Extension of the Call for Expression of Interest: Policy Brief “Diversity and Representation in audiovisual content”

This call is for institutions or legal entities (i.e. for-profit or not-for-profit organisations) IntroductionThis call for expressions of interest is for a consultant company or institution to author the second... › Read more

16/3/2021

News | Extension of the Call for Expression of Interest: Policy Brief “Cultural organizations and the diversity of cultural expressions”

This call is for institutions or legal entities (i.e. for-profit or not-for-profit organisations) IntroductionThis call for expressions of interest is for a consultant company or institution to author the first... › Read more

15/3/2021

Call | Call for applications to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is now open

Submission deadline: 16 June 2021From 17 March to 16 June 2021, UNESCO will receive applications to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD). Established under the 2005 Convention on the Protection and... › Read more

15/3/2021

News | Costa Rica's music sector to be strengthened with assistance from UNESCO and the European Union

Costa Rica is one of twelve countries worldwide that have been selected to benefit from the EU/UNESCO programme “Supporting new regulatory frameworks to strenghten cultura and creative industries and promote South-South... › Read more

11/3/2021

News | Central Asian Scriptwriting Lab (CASL) – Call for Applications

 UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty opens call for young talented scriptwriters to attend the Central Asian Scriptwriting Lab (CASL), which will take place in the framework of the "Strengthening of the Film... › Read more

24/2/2021

News | Parties to the 2005 Convention address the impact of COVID-19 on cultural and creative industries and the role of the creative economy in overcoming the crisis

Under the chairmanship of His Excellency Mr. Park Yang-woo, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, the 14th session of the Intergovernmental Committee was held online from 1 to 5 February 2021... › Read more
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