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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


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


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


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


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


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
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