Executive Summary of the Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” now available in Korean

The Executive Summary of the 2015 edition of the Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies: A decade promoting the Diversity of Cultural Expression for Development”, is now available in Korean. This landmark Global Report is UNESCO’s is the first of its kind in tracking the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, now ratified by 144 Parties, including the European Union.

Launched on 16 December 2015 at UNESCO Headquarters, the main objective of the Report is to assist governmental and civil society actors jointly engage in data collection and policy monitoring and to increase the quality of knowledge produced, both at national and global levels. This Global Report provides a framework for future policy development in the area of culture.

The translation of the Executive Summary was undertaken through the Korean Culture & Tourism Institute (KCTI) with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea.

The Republic of Korea, a Party to the Convention since 2010, has been a strong supporter of the Convention, through the Korean Funds-in-Trust (KFIT) established in 2007 to support the development of cultural and creative industries in developing countries. Next year, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of KFIT, UNESCO and the Korean Government are planning to hold a capacity building meeting on the Convention for experts from the Asia-Pacific region.

“Korea has put a lot of emphasis on implementing the 2005 Convention after it was ratified in 2010. However, key players are still not fully aware about the implications and the effects of the Convention. This Korean version of the Report will contribute towards enhancing the awareness of creative professionals and help the authorities implement more relevant policies,” says Dr. Ryoo Jeung-Ah, direct of the Culture and Arts Research Division, KTCI who has been in charge of the publication.

Reshaping Cultural Policies was produced with the financial support of the Swedish Government, through the Swedish Development Agency for International Cooperation (Sida), within the framework of the project “Enhancing Fundamental Freedoms through the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions”.

The full Report, available in English, French, Chinese, and Spanish.

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