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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 | Create | 2030

 During the 7th Conference of Parties, a series of talks – Create | 2030 – will be held to discuss how investments in creativity can have a direct impact on achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.... › Read more


Event | 10 years U40-World Forum Cultural Diversity 2030

 Exactly 10 years ago, a group of cultural professionales gathered at the U40-World Forum "Cultural Diversity 2030" in Paris, during which the “Proposals for Cultural Diversity 2030” was collaboratively developed.... › Read more


Event | Screening of the film "The Mercy of the Jungle"

 As part of the 7th session of the Conference of Parties (4-7 June 2019), UNESCO is organizing a screening of the film The Mercy of the Jungle.Directed by Rwandan Joël Karekezi, The Mercy of the Jungle is set in... › Read more


Event | Workshop on media diversity and cultural pluralism in Seychelles

 The 2005 Convention stipulates that Parties should adopt measures aimed at enhancing the diversity of media and diversity in media, including through public service broadcasting, and more recently, public service... › Read more


Event | Enhancing market access for film students from Uzbekistan

 The UNESCO Office in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) is organizing a study tour to Poland from 11 to 19 May 2019 for students from the FOCUS Film School.The Study Tour will seek to enhance cooperation between Uzbek and... › Read more


Event | Future of creativity in Mongolia - multi-stakeholder consultation meeting

 Do you know what policies have been implemented in Mongolia to support contemporary cultural expressions? Are you curious about global best practices, emerging challenges and opportunities in the cultural... › Read more


Event | Art under Pressure - Advocating for artistic freedom at World Press Freedom Day in Ethiopia

 Can media play a part in building peace and promoting reconciliation? Under the topic “Media for Democracy”, World Press Freedom Day 2019 will address the current challenges faced by media in elections. The global... › Read more


Event | Re-Shaping cultural policies in Ethiopia

 UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ethiopia will co-organize a public consultation meeting to discuss the future of Ethiopia’s cultural policy as well as steps to implement its recently adopted Film... › Read more


Event | Cultural Industries in the Maghreb

 The UNESCO Office in Rabat and ALECSO are organizing a meeting in Tunis, from 26 to 28 March 2019, to discuss the development of creative industries in the Maghreb.Thematic round tables will be organized around... › Read more


Event | Create | 2030: Artificial Intelligence for Creativity?

 By 2030, artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to increase global GDP by 14% – or by an estimated 15.7 thousand billion dollars – making it the most significant commercial opportunity in today’s economy (PWC... › Read more


Event | Action! UNESCO supports women and cinema in Africa at FESPACO

UNESCO will put the spotlight on women and policies to support the film sector in Africa during the 26th edition of the Panafrican film and television festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), to be held from 23rd February to... › Read more


Event | Create | 2030 in Burkina Faso

 In the last fifteen years, film production has grown exponentially on the continent. Topping the list is Nigeria, where one million people currently work in the film industry. Nollywood produces 2000 videos and... › Read more
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