The UNESCO Global Report, Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity – Addressing culture as a global public good, is the third edition of a series designed to monitor the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
The production and distribution of film and audiovisual works is one of the most dynamic growth sectors in the world. Thanks to digital technologies, production has been growing rapidly in Africa in recent years. The case of "Nollywood", with about 2,500 films made each year, is emblematic in this respect. It has enabled the emergence of a local industry of production and distribution with its own economic model.
South-East Asia is a region rich in cultural diversity and dynamic in its creativity. There is a great potential for the countries of the region to capitalize on their cultural resources and their dynamic young populations to gear toward the creative economy and fully realize the role of culture in achieving sustainable development.
The cultural and creative industries have been among the first sectors to shut their doors in response the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also be among the last to reopen. This report aims to capture the scale of the global disruption caused by the spread of the virus. Building on an analysis of studies conducted across the world in 2020, it examines the economic impact and consequences of the pandemic on the cultural and creative industries, and explores digital innovations that have emerged in response to this unprecedented crisis.
In anticipation of the third edition of Re|Shaping Cultural Policies, this special edition of the Global Report series that monitors the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, focuses on one of the Convention’s overarching goals: the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Since 2008, the Republic of Korea has been strengthening cultural and creative sectors as engines for sustainable development in developing countries. The Korea Funds-in-Trust (KFIT) for the Development of Creative Industries supports the emergence of dynamic cultural and creative sectors by fostering an enabling environment for cultural entrepreneurship, creating networks and supporting policy design. Through its continued support, UNESCO and KFIT are shaping our common creative futures.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis it created have had a devastating effect on the cultural and creative industries, revealing and magnifying their pre-existing volatility. Drawing on policies and measures adopted during the crisis, this practical guide highlights emergency measures that have been deemed effective and beneficial, assesses emerging trends, identifies new and existing gaps and offers practical advice to help policymakers position the cultural and creative industries in social and economic recovery plans.
In anticipation of the third edition of Re|Shaping Cultural Policies, this special edition of the Global Report series that monitors the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, focuses on one of the Convention’s overarching goals: the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms and, in particular, artistic freedom.
Let's celebrate the IFCD!2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).The IFCD is the Fund established by the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and its goal is to invest in projects that lead to structural changes, demonstrating the value and opportunities that culture brings to sustainable development processes, in particular to economic growth and the promotion of a decent quality of life.
The Global Report series monitors the implementation of the 2005 Convention and provides new and valuable evidence to inform cultural policy making and advance creativity for development. The 2018 edition examines how the 2005 Convention has inspired policy change at the global and country level and puts forward a set of policy recommendations for the future, addressing the adaptation of cultural policies to rapid change in the digital environment, based on human rights and fundamental freedoms of expression.