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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


News | Morocco: supporting cultural policy development with the IFCD

Any mapping of creative industries requires a fine understanding of an audience’s consumption patterns. Between December 2015 and June 2016, as part of the project "Developing an Effective Policy for the Promotion of... › Read more


Event | Discussing artistic freedom on International Day for Universal Access to Information

On the occasion of the International Day for Universal Access to Information on 28 September, UNESCO is launching a collaborative exhibition at Thailand’s Creative and Design Center, hosting 11 Thai artists and... › Read more


Event | OECD Conference on Culture and Local Development

  Save the date: 6-7 December 2018, VeniceRegistrations will open in October 2018Join us in Venice to review culture’s impact on local development in presence of high-level representatives from national and... › Read more


Event | Inauguration of UNESCO Chair on Cultural Policy at Istanbul Bilgi University

On 21 September 2018, UNESCO will inaugurate a new Chair in Cultural Policy and Cultural Diplomacy at the Instanbul Bilgi University (Turkey).The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme was created in 1992 to promote... › Read more


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

UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report Re|Shaping Cultural Policies will be launched in Ottawa and Quebec on 25 and 28 September.The Report assesses the impact of the most recent policies and measures taken around the world to... › Read more


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

UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” will be launched in San Salvador on 25 July.The Report assesses the impact of the most recent policies and measures taken around the world to... › Read more


News | UNESCO joins Conference on Artistic Freedom in Europe at the European Parliament

On September 4th, Culture Action Europe (CAE) in cooperation with Freemuse, organized the conference “Listen to the Silenced: The state of artistic freedom in Europe”, at the European Parliament, hosted by Ms. Julie... › Read more


News | UNESCO partners with the European Union to invest in creativity for development

Within the framework of its “Investing in Culture and Creativity” Programme, the European Union will partner with UNESCO to support new activities in the areas of cultural heritage and creative industries. The... › Read more


News | UNESCO-Sabrina Ho initiative for women in the digital creative industries awards four outstanding projects

On August 31, UNESCO announced the four winning projects of the new "U40 Empowered, UNESCO-Sabrina Ho" initiative: #BeYourVoice (Mexico); Digital Theater by women for women (Palestine); DigitELLES (Senegal); and Academy... › Read more


News | “There is a strong link between investing in creative and cultural potential and sustainable development”: Interview with Sabrina Ho

The U40 Empowered: a UNESCO-Sabrina Ho initiative promoting young female cultural entrepreneurs in the digital creative industries by investing in their creative potential. Behind this initiative, is Sabrina Ho, a... › Read more


News | El Salvador: creativity on the rise

UNESCO and El Salvador’s Ministry of Culture launched the 2018 Global Report, “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” in San Salvador on 24 July at the National Anthropology Museum. The event, gathering representatives from the... › Read more
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