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Event | Create|2030 Somalia: Artistic freedom and expressions for sustainable development

UNESCO celebrates Somali Heritage Week in Kenya with the organization of the first Create|2030 Talk for Somalia, which is taking place on Friday, 18 October 2019 from 5pm to 7pm at the National Theatre in... › Read more


Event | Creative Cluster Ecosystem Development in Georgia

Creative Georgia and the EU Delegation at Georgia, together with UNESCO, will co-organize a conference Creative Cluster Ecosystem Development in Georgia on 18 October 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia, as part of the project... › Read more


Event | Colombia: Gender-focused cultural policy monitoring workshop

A national training workshop will be held in Bogota, Colombia, from 16-18 of October 2019. The workshop aims to strengthen capacities on cultural policy monitoring as part of the UNESCO project Reshaping Cultural... › Read more


Event | Documentary film training in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

 From 7 to 10 October 2019, training for young professionals in the field of film industry entitled "Fundamentals of Documentary Film Art" will be held in Tashkent.Documentary films play an important role in the... › Read more


Event | Biennale of Luanda: Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace

 Luanda Biennale sheds light on culture, peace and sustainable development The first edition of the Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace will be held in Luanda, Angola from 18-22 September 2019, bringing... › Read more


Event | Indonesia: Training on media diversity

From 17-19 September, 2019, UNESCO will invite Indonesian media professionals to attend a training on media diversity and the diversity of cultural expressions, in support of the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the... › Read more


Event | Regional training of trainers on cultural policy monitoring in Africa

 What do cultural and creative industries look like in 2019 across Eastern and Southern Africa? How can cultural policies keep up with the region’s youthful, dynamic creative workers constantly finding new ways to... › Read more


Event | Mongolia: Trainings to advance creativity for development

 A series of training and outreach activities will take place in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 10-13 September 2019. The activities, organized by UNESCO Beijing Office, are part of UNESCO’s project “Reshaping Cultural... › Read more


Event | TICAD 7: Creativity and Innovation Bridging Africa and Japan

 The seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) will take place from 28 to 31 August in Yokohama, Japan, welcoming representatives from over 50 African countries, regional and... › Read more


Event | Regional training of trainers on cultural policy monitoring in Asia

 The UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions supports governments and civil society to design and implement policies that ... › Read more


Event | Ministers of Culture of Mercosur discuss recommendations of UNESCO Global Report “Re-Shaping Cultural Policies”

 The XLV meeting of Ministers of culture of Mercosur will be hosted by UNESCO on June 27, 2019 at Villa Ocampo, Argentina, in the presence of Ministers and State Secretaries of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile,... › Read more


Event | Civil Society Forum

 UNESCO's 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions recognizes the fundamental role played by civil society in the achievement of its objectives. Therefore, the... › Read more


Event | Rebalancing trade flows: making the case for preferential treatment in culture

The value of global exports for cultural goods has increased to over US250 billion. There is, however, an imbalance in the trade of cultural goods and services worldwide, with less than 30% of total global exports... › Read more


Event | Rethinking the status of the artist: a new policy agenda

Artists’ employment and social status are precarious, with irregular incomes and long periods of unemployment. A fifth of those employed in cultural occupations (20%) work part time and the gender difference is... › Read more


Event | Strengthening cultural entrepreneurship: IFCD invests in vocational training

The cultural and creative industries (CCI) generate 30 million jobs and nearly US$2,250 billion in global revenues worldwide. Despite rapid growth, developing countries are not currently benefiting from the creative... › Read more
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