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10th Anniversary of the Convention

Discover the milestones achieved by the Convention since its adoption in October 2005.

6 New IFCD Projects

All results and statistics from the last call for UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity have been published and are now available here. 

2015 Global Report

The Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies" tracks the progress on the implementation of the 2005 Convention with a proposed set of indicators.
Full report, summary and related materials are available on line.

News

Six Creative Projects Benefit from UNESCO's Cultural Diversity Fund in 2017

On 14 December 2016, six creative initiatives from around the world have been selected as the new...

2005 Convention Committee awards funding to six IFCD projects and adopts draft Operational Guidelines on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in a Digital Environment

The emergence of a dynamic cultural sector is powered by strong cultural policies for development,...

Mongolian launch of UNESCO’s Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies

UNESCO's first Global Report on the implementation and impact of the 2005 Convention on the...

Fundamental freedoms and diversity of cultural expressions: testimonies from 12 countries

From 2015 to 2017, the 2005 Convention Secretariat is implementing, with the support of the...

Working with the UNESCO 2005 Convention to address digital challenges. Ministerial panel calls for renewed international cooperation.

Today’s digital environment is fundamentally altering the creative economy and the way cultural...

Events

Publications

Investing in Creativity. Transforming Societies

The global capacity development programme helps to reinforce skills and build capacities for the development of...

Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists

This initiative shows how the arts contribute to the nation’s creative ecosystem, examines the ways in which the...

Methodological Guide on Technical Assistance

Building on the lessons learned from the missions implemented throughout the UNESCO/EU technical assistance project on...

Empowering Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs

UNESCO and the Danish Centre for Culture and Development (CKU) are partnering in 2016-2017 to raise awareness in...

Creativity Matters: a New Agenda for Sustainable Development

Cultural and creative industries contribute up to 10% of the GDP in some developing countries and generate about 30...