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News | EU and UNESCO support copyright policy development in South Sudan

South Sudan has been selected as a beneficiary country of the new European Union-funded programme EU/UNESCO Expert Facility on the Governance of Culture in developing countries, which will provide expertise and peer-to-... › Read more


News | Peer learning and participatory policy process for a dynamic culture sector in Africa

 “You are now the local experts”, concluded Avril Joffe, a member of the UNESCO Expert Facility, at the end of the three-day workshop for cultural professionals which took place in Pretoria, South Africa. The... › Read more


News | Call for Expression of Interest for project implementation in Gabon

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


News | Measuring diversity in the Indonesian media landscape

The media are producers, distributors, diffusers and mediators of cultural contents. By showcasing local creativity in various forms including films, series, music, dance and plays, media can have a direct and positive... › Read more
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News | Mauritius evaluates its cultural and creative industries and their contributions to the SDGs

The UNESCO project “Reshaping Cultural Policies for the Promotion of Fundamental Freedoms and the Diversity of Cultural Expressions”, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), aims to... › Read more


News | Call for Expression of Interest for project implementation in South Sudan

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


News | Media outlets vow to deliver more “Made in Mongolia” creative content

Artists, cultural workers, policymakers and media professionals gathered in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to attend two workshops on diverse cultural expressions and media diversity. The trainings were organized by UNESCO... › Read more


News | Ugandan cultural experts usher in new era of cultural policies for sustainable development

 UNESCO mobilized a national cultural policy-monitoring team in Kampala to plan how to employ a participatory, inter-ministerial approach in reviewing the progress and challenges faced by Uganda in implementating... › Read more


News | Mobilizing film professionals for regional cooperation in Asia

Japan has announced support and funding for a new UNESCO initiative which aims to professionalize Southeast Asian film industries through programs in Indonesia, Philippines and Viet Nam. The project, “Mobilizing film... › Read more


News | "Everything is born on stage" - young Uzbek creatives learn documentary filmmaking

A training course for young aspiring documentary filmmakers took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from 8 to 12 July 2019. The five-day workshop "Basics of Documentary Film Production" was part of Strengthening the... › Read more


News | 2005 Convention unites policy makers across Asia to promote contemporary creativity

Cultural policy makers and UNESCO representatives across Asia gathered for a training on cultural policy monitoring from 30 July to 1 August 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The training provided an introduction to UNESCO’s... › Read more


News | African cinema takes the stage at TICAD global development conference in Japan

“A new generation of creators and artists is emerging, bringing African cinema beyond the continent's borders.” Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, opened with Koichi Hagiuda, member of the House of... › Read more


News | In remembrance of Stephen Chifunyise, revered UNESCO Cultural Expert

Zimbabwe’s legendary playwright, cultural expert, theatre authority and a cultural master practitioner Stephen Chifunyise, affectionately known as ‘Uncle Steve,’ passed away at the age of 70. A UNESCO cultural expert... › Read more


News | The Gambia leads the way towards new cultural policy monitoring

How do we measure creativity? Monitoring and data collection is an essential task for governments that wish to encourage the growth of their creative economy. Only when we understand the current state of the cultural... › Read more


News | Palestine: Young women behind the camera in the spotlight at audio-visual training

The film industry’s gender gap is in the spotlight, with actors speaking up against under-representation and unequal pay. Women behind the spotlights, on the other hand, remain largely in the shadow. Worldwide, only one... › Read more
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