News and Events

20/6/2018

News | Ethiopia: integrating culture into development

UNESCO, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, launched the 2018 Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 7 June. The event, gathering representatives from public and... › Read more

12/6/2018

News | South Sudan: cultural policy review

UNESCO supported the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports to organize a national review of their Culture Policy on 7 June 2018 with the aim of promoting the diversity of cultural expressions through policies and... › Read more

11/6/2018

Event | Launch of Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” in Bogota

The Spanish language version of UNESCO’s 2018 2018 Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” s will be launched at National Museum of Colombia on 14 June. The Report assesses the impact of the most recent... › Read more

8/6/2018

Event | Reinforcing networks and capacities on cultural policies in Asia-Pacific

UNESCO will organize a 5-day workshop in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 11 to 15 June 2018, with the support of the Korean Government (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) and the Korean National Commission for... › Read more

6/6/2018

News | Viet Nam: towards good governance for culture

UNESCO, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST), launched the 2018 Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” in Hanoi, Vietnam on 23 May. The event, gathering representatives from... › Read more

30/5/2018

News | Rwanda: assessing policy needs for the creative sector

As part of the UNESCO project “Strengthening the sustainability of creative industries in Rwanda”, Rwanda held its third National Steering Committee (NSC) meeting on 23 May in Kigali to assess the policy needs of the... › Read more

28/5/2018

News | Job announcement-Administrative assistant (deadline 18 June)

The Section for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions of UNESCO is looking for an administrative assistant to support the Section’s Policy and Research Unit (PRU/DCE). Deadline: 18 June 2018. Read the Job announcement.

28/5/2018

News | Rwanda: media professionals celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity

UNESCO organized a media workshop held on 21 and 22 May 2018 in Kigali to reinforce the role of media in promoting the diversity of cultural expressions in Rwanda.The two-day workshop, which is funded by the... › Read more

25/5/2018

News | Zimbabwe: powering development through culture

On 16 May, UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” was launched in Harare, Zimbabwe, bringing together over 200 participants, including representatives from various cultural, media and public... › Read more

24/5/2018

News | Celebrating 20 years of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Conference on Cultural Policies for Development

On 21 May, UNESCO, the Swedish National Commission and the Swedish Arts Council partnered to celebrate 20 years of the landmark  Intergovernmental Conference on Cultural Policies for Development held in Stockholm (... › Read more

22/5/2018

News | Thailand: supporting freedom of expression and creativity

In celebration of this year’s World Press Freedom Day (3 May), a joint launch of UNESCO’s two new global reports “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” and the World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development Global... › Read more

16/5/2018

News | Mongolia: transitioning from commodities to creativity

The launch of the Mongolian language version of UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” summary was held on 11 May in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The event, gathering over 100 participants, was organized... › Read more

15/5/2018

News | Supporting media diversity through the 2005 Convention

In celebration of this year’s World Press Freedom Day, a joint launch of UNESCO’s two new global reports, “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” and the World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development Global... › Read more

14/5/2018

Event | Launch of the Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” in Harare

UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” will be launched at Theatre in the Park on 16 May in Harare, Zimbabwe from 10:00am to 1:30pm.The Report assesses the impact of the most recent policies and... › Read more

4/5/2018

News | From press freedom to artistic freedom: upholding the rights of all during World Press Freedom Day

For the third year running, artistic freedom was in the spotlight of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) held this year in Accra, Ghana (2-3 May). To mark this occasion, artists, human rights activists and media... › Read more
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