The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida
The Swedish International Developement Cooperation Agency (Sida) is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish Riksdag and Government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Through Sida’s work and in cooperation with others, Sida contributes to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development.
Sweden passes on funding to UNESCO through Sida. Almost SEK 400 million will be allocated over a four-year period, 2014–2017. The funding will be allocated to the areas of education, science, culture, and communication and information. A multi-year agreement enables UNESCO’s work on its core programmes to be planned for the longer term. It partly includes supporting education systems, freedom of expression and stronger media and security for journalists and culture workers
The UNESCO report RE: SHAPING CULTURAL POLICIES was drawn up to follow up work on the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Despite many challenges, the Convention has influenced a number of policies around the world, especially in terms of the film industry, book publishing, artist mobility and disseminating local audio-visual productions.
The Global Report was produced with the financial support of the Swedish Government, through Sida, within the framework of the project “Enhancing Fundamental Freedoms through the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions’’.
Through Sida’s work and in cooperation with others, Sida contributes to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development.
Reducing poverty and develope culture as a part of economic growth and social and democratic developement.
Almost SEK 400 million will be allocated for the Unesco program over a four-year period, 2014–2017.