Publications

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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

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UNESCO
2018 Brochure

Today, the cultural and creative industries generate annual global revenues of US$2,250 billion and exports of over US$250 billion. These sectors, which currently provide nearly 30 million jobs worldwide and employ more people aged 15−29 than any other sector, can even make up to 10% of GDP in some countries. The creative economy, constituted by these sectors, has thus become a major driver of trade strategies in developed and developing countries alike.

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

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.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

UNESCO
2018 Brochure

The 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions calls for the establishment of sustainable systems of governance for culture that are based on informed, participatory and transparent policy processes. Since 2014, UNESCO has been running a capacity development programme on policy monitoring, supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

UNESCO
2018 Brochure

Through the Korea Funds-In-Trust (K-Fit) for the Development of Creative Industries, many developing countries have been supported in their efforts to invest in new contemporary creative areas, such as film and visual arts. It has also brought a new impetus to networking and regional cooperation opportunities, marked by the organization, in June 2018, of a landmark meeting of professionals and public officials to discuss the future of cultural policy in the Asia‑Pacific region.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

UNESCO
2018 Brochure

The International Fund for Cultural Diversity, IFCD, supports the implementation of the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and the emergence of dynamic cultural sectors in developing countries by strengthening the means to create, produce, distribute and access cultural goods and services.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

UNESCO
2017 Statutory Texts

The 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions is an international treaty that provides a policy framework for the governance of culture. This Convention recognizes the distinctive nature of culture as an important contributor to economic and social development and ensures that artists, creative professionals, practitioners and citizens worldwide can create, produce, disseminate and enjoy a broad range of creative goods, services and activities, including their own.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

UNESCO
2015 Report

The 2005 Convention Global report publishes a synthesis of the latest information on the impact of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions at country-level - including how they contribute to the Convention’s four goals – and the cutting-edge debates at the international level. The first edition of the biennial report was published in 2015.

2005 Convention Goals

Sustainable Development Goals