News and Events


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


Call | UNESCO launches its 10th IFCD call for applications

Until 13 June 2019, UNESCO will be accepting proposals for innovative projects that aim to strengthen the cultural and creative sectors in developing countries, in the framework of its 10th IFCD call for applications.... › Read more


Event | Avant-premiere screening of the film, “Baghdad Station”, by Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji (Iraq)

In the context of activities concerning post-conflict situations and the implementation of “the Strategy for Reinforcing UNESCO’s Action for the Protection of Culture and the Promotion of Cultural Pluralism in the Event... › Read more


News | The Republic of Djibouti launches the elaboration of its first National Culture Policy

UNESCO is supporting the Ministry of Muslim Affairs, Culture and Waqf Assets with the development of a national culture policy, which aims to harness the potential of cultural and creative industries, natural and... › Read more


News | Official Launch of the Samoa National Culture Framework and Policies

The Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (MESC) of Samoa launched its key policy documents at the event in Apia on 15 January 2019. These documents include National Sports Framework 2018-2028, and National Culture... › Read more


Event | Meeting of the EU/UNESCO Expert Facility on the Governance of Culture

The EU/UNESCO Expert Facility will meet in Bangkok, Thailand, from 12 to 14 February 2019. The meeting will take place within the framework of the project “EU/UNESCO Expert Facility on the Governance of Culture in... › Read more


News | EU/UNESCO Expert Facility on the Governance of Culture for the implementation of the 2005 Convention is renewed

Following an international call for expression of interest, 42 international experts have been selected to join the EU/UNESCO Expert Facility for the 2019-2022 period. The Expert Facility acts as an international pool... › Read more


News | Artificial intelligence, artistic freedom and gender equality drive UNESCO Create|2030 Talks

Create|2030, a new series of Talks to explore how investments in creativity can have a direct impact on achieving the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, took place at UNESCO’s Headquarters from 11 to 14... › Read more


News | Strengthen your creative sectors! UNESCO and the European Union launch an international call for expertise and peer-to-peer support

Within the framework of the EU-funded “EU/UNESCO Expert Facility on the Governance of Culture in developing countries”, an international call for applications is launched among governments seeking to strengthen the... › Read more


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
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