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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


Event | Launch of UNESCO’s Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” in Burkina Faso

 UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report Re|Shaping Cultural Policies will be launched in Ouagadougou on Thursday 28 February 2019 at 9.30am.The Report assesses the impact of the most recent policies and measures... › Read more


Event | Avant-premiere screening of the film, “Baghdad Station”, by Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji (Iraq)

In the context of activities concerning post-conflict situations and the implementation of “the Strategy for Reinforcing UNESCO’s Action for the Protection of Culture and the Promotion of Cultural Pluralism in the Event... › Read more


Event | Meeting of the EU/UNESCO Expert Facility on the Governance of Culture

The EU/UNESCO Expert Facility will meet in Bangkok, Thailand, from 12 to 14 February 2019. The meeting will take place within the framework of the project “EU/UNESCO Expert Facility on the Governance of Culture in... › Read more


Event | Special screening of the film "Memories of my body"

 Winner of APSA’s 2018 Cultural Diversity Awardunder the patronage of UNESCOby GARIN NUGROHO 2018, 106 minutes, original version in Indonesian, subtitled in English.Juno is just a child when his father... › Read more


Event | Central Asian Forum on Cultural Policy and Management

The UNESCO Almaty Office, in partnership with the Public Foundation Cultural Dialogue and with the support of the Goethe Institute, the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Asia-Europe... › Read more


Event | Create | 2030

  During the 12th Intergovernmental Committee, a series of talks – Create | 2030 – took place to discuss how investments in creativity can have a direct impact on achieving the 2030 Agenda for... › Read more


Event | Launch of UNESCO’s Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” in Brazil

UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report Re|Shaping Cultural Policies will be launched in Sao Paolo, Brazil on 6 November 2018 in the framework of the first Brazilian Creative Industries Market (MICBr) The Report assesses... › Read more


Event | Discussing artistic freedom on International Day for Universal Access to Information

On the occasion of the International Day for Universal Access to Information on 28 September, UNESCO is launching a collaborative exhibition at Thailand’s Creative and Design Center, hosting 11 Thai artists and... › Read more


Event | OECD Conference on Culture and Local Development

  Save the date: 6-7 December 2018, VeniceRegistrations will open in October 2018Join us in Venice to review culture’s impact on local development in presence of high-level representatives from national and... › Read more
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