Publications

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UNESCO
2021 Study

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.

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Sustainable Development Goals

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UNESCO
2021 Report

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.

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Sustainable Development Goals

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UNESCO
2021 Brochure

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.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

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UNESCO
2020 Report

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. 

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

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UNESCO
2020 Brochure

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.

2005 Convention Goals

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UNESCO
2018 Report

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.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

UNESCO
2019 Statutory Texts

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.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

UNESCO
2019 Brochure

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.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

UNESCO
2019 Brochure

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.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

UNESCO
2018 Statutory Texts

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.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals