Launch of UNESCO's Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” in Dakar
UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” will be launched at the Musée Théodore Monod d’Arts Africain in Dakar, Senegal, on March 21 2018, from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.
The 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.
Specifically, it tracks progress on the following four main goals related to the Convention: supporting sustainable systems of governance for culture; achieving a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increasing the mobility of artists and cultural professionals; integrating culture in sustainable development frameworks; promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms. The Report puts forward a set of policy recommendations and produces new evidence to inform cultural policymaking and advance creativity for development.
The event is organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and the IFAN Museum of African Arts.
This public presentation will be opened by Prof. Abdoulate Toure, Director of IFAN; Aliou Ly, Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO and a representative of the Ministry of Culture. It will also include two round table discussions focusing on cultural policies in the digital environment as well as gender equality in the cultural and creative industries, followed by a Q&A session with the public.
The Global Report was published with the financial support of the Swedish Government, within the framework of the project “Enhancing fundamental freedoms through the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions”.