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23/5/2020

News | ResiliArt: #DontGoViral - Fighting the infodemic through culture

Art makes us resilient.  It can also save lives.Today, we’re not just fighting an epidemic - we’re fighting an infodemic. False information and rumours about COVID-19 have life-threatening consequences, and they... › Read more

15/5/2020

News | Call for Expression of Interest: Project implementation in Jamaica

Call for Expression of Interest for project implementation in Jamaica EU/UNESCO Expert Facility on the Governance of Culture in Developing Countries: Support for new regulatory frameworks to strengthen the cultural... › Read more

13/5/2020

News | ResiliArt: Cultural Diversity and COVID-19 - The Road to Recovery

 The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented human and health crisis and triggered a severe economic downturn. Global GDP growth down is predicted to go down by at least 3% in 2020, plunging the world into a... › Read more

12/5/2020

Call | Call for applications open for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity | DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 16/06/2020

Image: George Joch / Courtesy Argonne National Laboratory (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) - no modification has been added  UNESCO accepts applications for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) from 16... › Read more

7/5/2020

News | A new decade for Tajik musicians – UNESCO project gives rise to the the first female music manager

In 2012, the project Strengthening and diversifying music production in Tajikistan, brought about a dramatic change in the Tajik music industry, where there was a notable lack of professional training for music–related... › Read more

2/5/2020

News | New UNESCO report - Freedom & Creativity: Defending art, defending diversity

UNESCO sheds light on the current advances and challenges in the legal protection of artistic freedom, the protection of the social and economic rights of artists and cultural professionals, and the monitoring of... › Read more

28/4/2020

News | Ethiopia, Jamaica, Namibia, Palestine and Panama to strengthen creative industries through EU/UNESCO Expert Facility

Today, the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) employ nearly 30 million people worldwide, and increasingly contribute to the economic growth and development of their societies. Recognizing the positive impact and... › Read more

28/4/2020

News | Bold strategy in the making for Zimbabwe’s music industry

Music industry in the face of COVID-19In times of crisis, people need culture more than ever. Spontaneous concerts are taking place in apartment balconies. Consumption of cultural content such as music, films,... › Read more

23/4/2020

News | Magnifying the voices of Algerian creative workers

“What an unprecedented opportunity to recognize past achievements of cultural work as well as look towards the future together.” Christine Merkel, a member of UNESCO’s Expert Facility for the Convention on the... › Read more

11/4/2020

News | ResiliArt: Artists and Creativity beyond Crisis

Now, more than ever, we need culture. Culture makes us resilient and gives us hope. It reminds us that we are not alone. We need a concerted and global effort to support artists and ensure access to culture for all.The... › Read more

10/4/2020

News | Call for Expression of Interest: project implementation in Namibia

Call for Expression of Interest for project implementation in Namibia EU/UNESCO Expert Facility on the Governance of Culture in Developing Countries: Support for new regulatory frameworks to strengthen the cultural... › Read more

3/4/2020

News | Gabon spearheads move towards creative economy

The Gabonese cultural scene is bubbling with creative talents striving to follow their dreams while also promoting their culture. Gabon’s creative workers are eager to play a part in the country’s economic growth and... › Read more

27/2/2020

News | Call for Expression of Interest: project implementation in Mexico

Call for Expression of Interest for project implementation in Mexico EU/UNESCO Expert Facility on the Governance of Culture in Developing Countries: Support for new regulatory frameworks to strengthen the cultural... › Read more

20/2/2020

News | Creativity in the digital space at the heart of global discussion

The 13th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) took place at UNESCO’s Headquarters from 11 to... › Read more

13/2/2020

News | UNESCO project enables ten African female filmmakers to work with director Naomi Kawase in Japan

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, and Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase on Thursday announced the names of the ten winners of the UNESCO-Nara Residency for Young African Female Filmmakers, in a side event of... › Read more
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