Launch of UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report “Re-Shaping Cultural policies”
The launch of UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report “Re-Shaping Cultural policies” will take place at UNESCO Headquarters on 14th December 2017, from 3pm to 6pm, in Room II. The event will be opened by Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO, and Karin Strandås, Secretary of State to the Minister for Culture and Democracy of Sweden.
The Global Report assesses the impact of the most recent policies and measures taken around the world to implement the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, now ratified by 145 States and the European Union.
Specifically, it tracks progress on the following four main goals related to the Convention: support sustainable systems of governance for culture; achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase mobility of artists and cultural professionals; integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks; promote human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The Report examines how the 2005 Convention has inspired policy change at the global and country level in ten areas of monitoring. It puts forward a set of policy recommendations for the future and produces new evidence to inform cultural policy making and advance creativity for development.
The launch event will be marked by two discussion panels.