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News | Call for Expression of Interest - Project implementation in Georgia

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


News | Creating an enabling environment for creative sectors in Georgia and Zimbabwe

When it comes to cultural governance, there is no magic formula. Each country possesses unique strengths and challenges that must be considered if policies are to effectively unleash the potential of local artists and... › Read more


News | Creative industries play a central role in Mali’s sustainable development

Culture can accelerate economic development and social cohesion of Mali – The message was clear on 17 June 2019 in Bamako at a launch of the project Reshaping Cultural Policies for the Promotion of Fundamental Freedoms... › Read more


News | Creating employment opportunities in music across Africa

The African Music Development Program (AMDP) developed by the International Music Council (ICM) aims to strengthen the music sector on the continent and contribute to youth employment.With the support of various... › Read more


News | UNESCO Member States reassess the role of culture in the global economy

The 7th Conference of Parties to the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, ratified by 145 countries and the European Union, closed its doors on 7th June. The second... › Read more


News | San Community of Namibia shares their music with the world

Music may account for only 4% of Africa's cultural and creative industries, but it is one of the most dynamic sectors of the continent.Despite the efforts put in place today, access to the music market remains... › Read more


News | Greater civil society participation in Peru will inspire better cultural policies

Diverse faces of Peruvian creative sector gathered on 14 May 2019 in Lima: among two hundred attendees were ministry and public institution representatives, universities and academic centers, civil society organizations... › Read more


News | Minister of Culture, Arts and Tourism of Burkina Faso elected Chairperson of the seventh session of the Conference of Parties to the 2005 Convention

The seventh session of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) has opened on 5 June 2019 at UNESCO HQ in Paris.On its first day of the... › Read more


News | Interview with Mauricio Delfín - Entering a new paradigm of cultural development

Mauricio Delfín is director of Asociación Civil Solar, a cultural organization that builds bridges between Peruvian civil society and policy makers. Solar has fostered the creation of digital and social platforms aimed... › Read more


News | Interview with Loeurt To - Arts and culture represents life and action

Loeurt To has witnessed the growth of performing arts industry in Cambodia first hand. Through his capacity building project funded by the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD), Phare Ponleu Selpak, To’s arts... › Read more


News | Interview with Maguette Dieye - Arts and culture is the driving force

Maguette Dieye is a cultural project manager at Diagn’art in Saint Louis, Senegal, where she works to bring positive changes to her community through power of dance. Becoming a professional in the field of culture did... › Read more


News | Your guide to the 7th Conference of Parties

Global leaders and non-governmental actors will meet at UNESCO Headquarters to discuss the implementation of the UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Expressions at the Conference of... › Read more


News | Government and creators form a united front for Mongolian creative industry

 Mongolian creativity is on the rise. Record number of artists are representing the country at international events such as Venice Art Biennale. This year’s Silk Road International Fashion Week is due to take place... › Read more


News | Engaging a global discussion on artistic freedom in Ethiopia

“Protect journalists, including press cartoonists, artists, ‘artivists’ and others who are at risk of attack for exercising their right to freedom of expression” – emphasizes the final Declaration adopted in Addis Ababa... › Read more


News | Putting in motion a new vision for Ethiopia’s cultural policy

 On 30 April 2019, over 250 cultural professionals gathered in Addis Ababa to attend the public consultation meeting co-organized by UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to discuss the future of Ethiopia’... › Read more
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