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Event | Art under Pressure - Advocating for artistic freedom at World Press Freedom Day in Ethiopia

 Can media play a part in building peace and promoting reconciliation? Under the topic “Media for Democracy”, World Press Freedom Day 2019 will address the current challenges faced by media in elections. The global... › Read more


Event | Re-Shaping cultural policies in Ethiopia

 UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ethiopia will co-organize a public consultation meeting to discuss the future of Ethiopia’s cultural policy as well as steps to implement its recently adopted Film... › Read more


News | Call for proposals: IFCD monitoring and evaluation framework redesign and IFCD- funded projects impact study

The 2005 Convention Secretariat is looking for a company with proven expertise in the field of project monitoring and evaluation to redesign the International Fund for Cultural diversity (IFCD) project monitoring and... › Read more


News | Call for Expert - Project implementation in Indonesia and Mongolia

Call for Expert for the project implementation in Indonesia and Mongolia RE|SHAPING CULTURAL POLICIES FOR THE PROMOTION OF FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS AND THE DIVERSITY OF CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS Project funded by the... › Read more


Event | Cultural Industries in the Maghreb

 The UNESCO Office in Rabat and ALECSO are organizing a meeting in Tunis, from 26 to 28 March 2019, to discuss the development of creative industries in the Maghreb.Thematic round tables will be organized around... › Read more


News | Opportunity: "You Are Next" Communication strategy- Extended

As part of the UNESCO|Sabrina Ho initiative, the Convention 2005 Secretariat is launching a communication campaign around the "You Are Next: empowering creative women" program. The agency/company will be... › Read more
First Lady of Burkina Faso, Regional director of TV5 Monde and Alimata Salambere, first President of FESPACO


News | UNESCO calls for more structured cultural policies promoting gender equality at the 2019 FESPACO

The 26th edition of the Pan-African Film and Audiovisual Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) was held in Ouagadougou from 22 February to 2 March,  2019. UNESCO, with financial support from the Swedish Government,... › Read more


News | Internship opportunity: Web Development

The Secretariat of the 2005 Convention is looking for a Web Development intern. The Knowledge Management System (KMS) Creativity is a Drupal-based platform that promotes the work of the 2005 Convention by sharing good... › Read more


Event | Create | 2030: Artificial Intelligence for Creativity?

 By 2030, artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to increase global GDP by 14% – or by an estimated 15.7 thousand billion dollars – making it the most significant commercial opportunity in today’s economy (PWC... › Read more


News | Discussing policies for creativity in Egypt and Sudan

More than 40 participants took part in a workshop organized by the UNESCO Cairo Office from 24 to 26 February 2019, to discuss policies for creativity in the Arab region and mechanisms needed to support the emergence of... › Read more


News | Mind the Gap: gender equality in the film industry

Discussions on gender equality in the film industry have gained increasing momentum in the last year amidst the ongoing reflection sparked by the global anti-sexual harassment #metoo movement and Hollywood’s Time’s Up... › Read more


Event | Action! UNESCO supports women and cinema in Africa at FESPACO

UNESCO will put the spotlight on women and policies to support the film sector in Africa during the 26th edition of the Panafrican film and television festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), to be held from 23rd February to... › Read more


Event | Create | 2030 in Burkina Faso

 In the last fifteen years, film production has grown exponentially on the continent. Topping the list is Nigeria, where one million people currently work in the film industry. Nollywood produces 2000 videos and... › Read more


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

 UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report Re|Shaping Cultural Policies will be launched in Ouagadougou on Thursday 28 February 2019 at 9.30am.The Report assesses the impact of the most recent policies and measures... › Read more


News | UNESCO convenes Expert Facility to discuss global strategies for creative sectors

UNESCO convened in Bangkok, Thailand, from 12 to 14 February 2019, the first meeting of the EU/UNESCO Expert Facility, to discuss global strategies to support the emergence of strong and dynamic creative sectors in... › Read more
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