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.
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.
This brief highlights the impact of COVID-19 on the media and culture sector, hit hard by unemployment and closed productions. It analyses how the sector’s diversity in terms of contract types and occupations creates challenges in accessing social protection, safety and health, and economic relief programmes. The brief also offers policy options, drawing from countries’ examples and initiatives from workers’ and employers’ organizations, to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic on the sector.
This publication provides the basic texts of the 2005 Convention, including the Operational Guidelines, the Rules of Procedure of the Conference of Parties, the Rules of Procedure of the Intergovernmental Committee and the Financial Regulations of the Special Account for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity.
The 2005 Convention Monitoring Framework is a dynamic tool that informs policy making on creativity for development. It determines a set of expected results, indicators and means of verification to assess progress and challenges over time. In guiding the collection of data and information, it also provides evidence for the implementation of relevant United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Civil society organizations (CSOs) play a pivotal role in the 2005 Convention’s implementation. The Convention requires Parties to involve civil society in its ratification, implementation and monitoring.
The creative economy is becoming increasingly digitized. Today, cultural and creative industries are a key driver of the digital economy, contributing to over US$200 billion in global digital sales.
The Open Roadmap is a tool to help Parties to the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions meet the challenges and seize the opportunities offered by the digital environment. Following the unanimous adoption of Operational Guidelines on the Implementation of the Convention in the Digital Environment in 2017, the Secretariat developed this flexible framework that offers a range of possibilities to promote and protect the diversity of cultural expressions in the digital environment.