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News | Eight new projects approved for IFCD funding

On 11 December 2018, eight initiatives that will boost the cultural and creative industries in 13 countries around the world, were approved to receive funding from the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (... › Read more


News | New video: A Question on Artistic Freedom

UNESCO engages with countries around the world to promote human rights and artistic creativity within the framework of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. This... › Read more


News | Diversity of Cultural Expression Committee to focus on Digital creativity and Artificial Intelligence at annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee that oversees the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions will take place at UNESCO’s... › Read more


Event | Special screening of the film "Memories of my body"

 Winner of APSA’s 2018 Cultural Diversity Awardunder the patronage of UNESCOby GARIN NUGROHO 2018, 106 minutes, original version in Indonesian, subtitled in English.Juno is just a child when his father... › Read more


News | UNESCO extends deadline for the Status of the Artist survey until 31 January 2019

UNESCO is extending the deadline for the global survey on policies and measures taken around the world to support the economic and social rights of artists to 31 January 2019. It is coming at a critical time when... › Read more
Robin Rhode, "Wheel of Steel," 2006. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.


News | Lao PDR: supporting artistic freedom and the mobility of artists

‘Networking and collaboration are the strategic tool arts practitioners use to navigate and survive complex, challenging and sometimes hostile working conditions.’ That was one of the highlights featured in the ... › Read more


Event | Central Asian Forum on Cultural Policy and Management

The UNESCO Almaty Office, in partnership with the Public Foundation Cultural Dialogue and with the support of the Goethe Institute, the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Asia-Europe... › Read more


Event | Create | 2030

.media-left { width: 12.5%; }   During the 12th Intergovernmental Committee, a series of talks – Create | 2030 – will take place to discuss how investments in creativity can have a direct impact... › Read more


News | International Call for candidatures (CLOSED) - Renewal of the UNESCO-EU Expert Facility

A call for expression of interest is launched for the renewal of the UNESCO-EU Expert Facility aimed at supporting capacity development initiatives for the implementation and promotion of the 2005 Convention on the... › Read more


Event | Launch of UNESCO’s Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” in Brazil

UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report Re|Shaping Cultural Policies will be launched in Sao Paolo, Brazil on 6 November 2018 in the framework of the first Brazilian Creative Industries Market (MICBr) The Report assesses... › Read more
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News | 4 New projects awarded under UNESCO-Sabrina Ho initiative

“You Are Next”, a UNESCO-Sabrina Ho initiative, rewards four outstanding projects which will be presented at UNESCO Headquarters on Tuesday 11 December 2018.[[{"fid":"26149","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"... › Read more


News | Debating Artistic Freedom and Internet Universality on #AccessToInfo Day

The International Access to Info Day on 28 September featured the exhibition launch ‘Internet Universality Beyond Words’ and a debate on artistic and Internet freedoms in Bangkok. Artists, film... › Read more


News | Kenya: supporting the rights of artists

Kenya National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa organized a two-day capacity building workshop on the 1980 UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist on 11 and 12... › Read more


News | Comoros: supporting the status of its artists

UNESCO mobilized stakeholders in the field of culture and creative industries in Moroni, Comoros for an information-sharing session on UNESCO Global Survey on policies and measures taken around the world to support the... › Read more


News | Croatia: the IFCD supports local cultural governance in Dubrovnik

One of the main objectives of Kultura Nova Foundation’s 2016 project "Participatory Governance Approach to Cultural Institutions" was to build a platform for dialogue between NGOs and public authorities. At the end of... › Read more
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