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News | UNESCO showcases impact of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity and appeals for urgent funding

To mark the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development and in the presence of Sir David Khalili, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and Chairperson of the Khalili Foundation, UNESCO held a special event on 20... › Read more


News | The EU and UNESCO support the transformation of abandoned spaces into creative hubs in Georgia

The project "Designing a creative cluster ecosystem in Georgia", funded under the EU/UNESCO programme, is helping to establish a creative economy in Georgia which connects creativity, innovation, culture and digital... › Read more


News | Launch in Korea of UNESCO Global Report RelShaping Policies for Creativity

On May 24th, 2022, the Korean edition of the UNESCO Global Report "RelShaping Policies for Creativity: Addressing culture as a global public good" was launched at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in... › Read more


Event | Second edition of the Latin American and Caribbean online Film Festival

In the framework of the Latin American and Caribbean Week, which will be celebrated at UNESCO Headquarters from May 30 to June 2, 2022, the second edition of the Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival (SALC 2022)... › Read more
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News | UNESCO is consulting its networks to facilitate the consultation processes of micro, small and medium-sized cultural and creative enterprises.

In accordance with the decision of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (Decision 15.IGC 9), UNESCO is launching a survey among its networks to... › Read more
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News | UNESCO and EU invest in cultural policies and more opportunities for creatives

Why investing in policies for creativity is more important than everIn just two decades, the way we create, share and enjoy music, films and other forms of contemporary cultural expression has changed dramatically. New... › Read more


Event | UNESCO honors African cinema at the 75th Cannes Film Festival

 UNESCO is organizing a major round table to promote African cinema on May 24 in Cannes, on the occasion of the 75th edition of the International Film Festival. The event will underscore the huge potential for... › Read more


Event | Launch of the UNESCO’S Global Report “Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity” in the Republic of Korea

UNESCO’s flagship publication, entitled, Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity, will be launched in Seoul, Republic of Korea on May 24 on the occasion of the celebrating the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue... › Read more
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News | UNESCO promotes peer-to-peer learning on policies for creativity in Namibia

“As we have entered the last decade of action for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and in view of the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic brought about, I think we all agree on the urgent need... › Read more
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News | High-level meeting for the launch of phase II of the project on participative governance in Panama

On April 27 2022, the official launch of the phase II of the project "Designing measures to establish a participatory and transparent system of governance for culture in Panama", supported by the European Union, took... › Read more
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News | UNESCO puts artistic freedom in the spotlight on World Press Freedom Day

On 2-5 May 2022, UNESCO and the Republic of Uruguay will host the annual World Press Freedom Day Global Conference in Punta Del Este, Uruguay, under the title “Journalism under Digital Siege”. This four-day event will... › Read more
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Event | The time to invest in creativity is now!

In celebration of the 2022 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) has the pleasure to invite you to a special event featuring keynote speeches... › Read more
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News | UNESCO scales up support to improve the status of the artist

In celebration of World Art Day, UNESCO announces concrete action in support of artists and culture professionals worldwide via the UNESCO-Aschberg programme. Over US$ 600,000 in funds will go to the following Member... › Read more


News | Call for Expression of Interest: Exploratory study on the African fashion and textile industry

Call for Expression of Interest: Exploratory study on the African fashion and textile industryThis call is for an individual expertIntroductionThis call for expressions of interest is for an individual expert to conduct... › Read more
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