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2/12/2019

News | UNESCO and Nara International Film Festival join forces to support women filmmakers from Africa

Director-General Audrey Azoulay meets at UNESCO Headquarters with internationally acclaimed Japanese film director Naomi Kawase and President of Japan Foundation, Hiroyasu Ando, to discuss new UNESCO-Japan partnership... › Read more

2/12/2019

News | New generation in Rwanda reclaims future through arts and creativity

“Rwanda is an experimental place. I suppose it is part of our DNA.” Carole Karemena, a veteran cultural manager, reflects on the reason behind the recent surge of creative energy in her native country. Having founded... › Read more

21/11/2019

News | Equal rights, not special rights – new study calls for improved working conditions for artists

 Being an artist in 2019At the heart of the cultural and creative industries are people. Artists and cultural professionals innovate, inspire, entertain and challenge norms, their creations constantly... › Read more

16/11/2019

News | From Jamaica to the world - tapping into the island's creative potential

“There are more than 300 reggae festivals in Europe” announced Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, to the audience on October 31 in Kingston.Reggae music and its “King of Reggae”, Bob... › Read more

13/11/2019

News | "We are the authors of a new story starting today" - Caribbean region advocates for preferential treatment in culture

“One thing for me that has always been and still remains is the accessibility for Caribbean artists to other markets, Europe and North America in particular. We are the authors of a new story starting today. Let us make... › Read more

12/11/2019

News | Call for proposal: Global data collection and analysis on cultural policies

UNESCO invites professional research institutes, companies and entities to submit a proposal for data collection and analysis for the third edition of Re|Shaping Cultural Policies, UNESCO’s flagship publication on the... › Read more

5/11/2019

News | Republic of Korea and ASEAN join forces for dynamic creative sectors

Culture Ministers from the Republic of Korea and 10 Southeast Asian nations gathered on 23-24 October in Gwangju, Korea at the 2019 Special Meeting of the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Ministers Responsible for Culture and... › Read more

4/11/2019

News | Eritrea considers the benefits of ratifying UNESCO’s 2005 Convention

The two-day national awareness-raising and advocacy workshop took place on 28 and 29 October 2019 at the Commission for Culture and Sports in Asmara with support from UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa in order... › Read more

16/10/2019

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

11/10/2019

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

10/10/2019

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

10/10/2019

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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8/10/2019

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

26/9/2019

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

26/9/2019

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
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