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Publications
Reshaping Cultural Policies: 2018 Global Report

The Global Report series has been designed to monitor the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005). It provides evidence of how this implementation process contributes to attaining the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and targets. The 2018 Global Report analyses progress achieved in implementing the 2005 Convention since the first Global Report was published in 2015.

he Global Report series produce new and valuable evidence to inform cultural policy making and advance creativity for development. 

Grounded in the analysis of the Quadrennial Periodic Reports submitted by Parties to the Convention and relevant new findings, this 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, addressing the adaptation of cultural policies to rapid change in the digital environment, based on human rights and fundamental freedoms of expression.

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Addressing tolerance and diversity discourses in Europe

This book of Ricard Zapata-Barrero and Anna Triandafyllidou seeks to offer a European view of diversity challenges and the ways in which they are dealt with. It highlights important similarities and differences and identifies the groups that are worse off in the countries studied.

While it may be difficult to devise policy approaches that are responsive to the needs of all the 16 European countries studied here (let alone the 27 EU member states), it is however possible to develop policies that address a number of European countries that share common or parallel migration and ethnic minority experiences.

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Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean

Discover a review and analysis of the processes of drawing up the gender equality plans now in place in Latin American and Caribbean countries.

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Cultural Competency 2010 Measures and Implementation Strategies

In 2009, the National Quality Forum endorsed a framework for measuring and reporting the delivery of culturally competent care and a set of 45 preferred practices for cultural competency. An expert panel was later convened to provide expertise and strategic direction for measurement of the National Quality Forum-endorsed preferred practices. This report presents the recommendations and findings of that panel, which evaluated the cultural competency practices and focuses on broad issues related to the development of the survey measure measurement gaps, and strategies for implementing the practices.

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Health care curricula in multicultural societies

This paper aims to present and argue the need for a profound change in the healthcare curricula by describing our observations and experiences within medical education.

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Diversity is a Fact; Inclusion is a Choice

The organizers of this conference have chosen a topic that is crucial for the future of our societies: Will they be inclusive, welcoming, and based on trust, or exclusive, mistrustful, and driven by populism, xenophobia and violent extremism?

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Handbook for Improving the Production and Use of Migration Data for Development

The handbook is intended to support Member States  in  the  collection,  tabulation,  analysis,  dissemination,  and  use of  migration  data,   and is thus expected to contribute directly to monitoring the implementation of  the  Sustainable  Development  Goals  (SDGs).  By  assisting  countries  in  collecting  accurate, up-to-date, and relevant data on the stocks, flows, and contributions of  migrants and migration to development, it is hoped that the guide will facilitate the  integration of migration into national development planning and strategies. 

Media
VIDEO - Riem Spielhaus on cultural diversity in schoolbooks

Cultural diversity is a reality in Germany. But is this fact also reflected in German schoolbooks? Professor Riem Spielhaus of the Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig comments on how diversity is being dealt with in German classrooms today. She concludes that Germany can learn from other countries in this regard.

German with English Subtitles

Projects and Programmes
Social cohesion and intercultural and inter-religious dialogue: The role of local authorities in public policies for the social inclusion of migrants

This publication highlights the content and exchanges of the first peer learning meeting in the “Mediterranean City-to-City Migration” project (MC2CM) on the role of municipal administrations in social cohesion and intercultural and inter-religious dialogue.

Also available in French and Spanish.

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Young adults and cultural diversity: Experiences and challenges Discussion Paper

Despite an ageing population, the number of young people (12-25 years) in Australia is steadily growing, predicted to rise  by approximately 50% by 2050. This qualitative data highlights some of the perceived differences in values, outlook and life-experience across younger and older generations.