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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


News | Diversity of Cultural Expression Committee to focus on Digital creativity and Artificial Intelligence at annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee that oversees the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions will take place at UNESCO’s... › Read more


News | UNESCO extends deadline for the Status of the Artist survey until 31 January 2019

UNESCO is extending the deadline for the global survey on policies and measures taken around the world to support the economic and social rights of artists to 31 January 2019. It is coming at a critical time when... › Read more
Robin Rhode, "Wheel of Steel," 2006. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.


News | Lao PDR: supporting artistic freedom and the mobility of artists

‘Networking and collaboration are the strategic tool arts practitioners use to navigate and survive complex, challenging and sometimes hostile working conditions.’ That was one of the highlights featured in the ... › Read more


News | International Call for candidatures (CLOSED) - Renewal of the UNESCO-EU Expert Facility

A call for expression of interest is launched for the renewal of the UNESCO-EU Expert Facility aimed at supporting capacity development initiatives for the implementation and promotion of the 2005 Convention on the... › Read more
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News | 4 New projects awarded under UNESCO-Sabrina Ho initiative

“You Are Next”, a UNESCO-Sabrina Ho initiative, rewards four outstanding projects which will be presented at UNESCO Headquarters on Tuesday 11 December 2018.[[{"fid":"26149","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"... › Read more


News | Debating Artistic Freedom and Internet Universality on #AccessToInfo Day

The International Access to Info Day on 28 September featured the exhibition launch ‘Internet Universality Beyond Words’ and a debate on artistic and Internet freedoms in Bangkok. Artists, film... › Read more


News | Kenya: supporting the rights of artists

Kenya National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa organized a two-day capacity building workshop on the 1980 UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist on 11 and 12... › Read more
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