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9th Intergovernmental Committee

Find here the documents and decisions from the 9th Ordinary Session of the Committee held on 14-16 December 2015.

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. 

News

Second Creative Cities Summit takes place in Beijing

The second UNESCO Creative Cities Summit, on the theme of “UNESCO Creative Cities Network: a lever for...

Basic Texts of 2005 Convention available in Chinese

The Basic Texts of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions are now...

Culture Ministers of Pacific Island Countries and Territories call for ratification of UNESCO’s 2005 Convention

The Declaration of the Third Meeting of the Pacific Ministers of Culture held on 25 May in Hagatna, Guam, calls for...

Creative Industry Development Takes the Next Step in Mongolia

From 31 May to 3 June 2016, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia , a national consultation meeting paired with a workshop on...

Celebrating young film makers from the developing world - 2005 Convention at Cannes Film Festival

Up and coming filmmakers spoke of their contributions to the film industry in developing countries and the need for...

Events

12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam-22 May 2016

The 12th Festival of Pacific Arts (FOPA) will take place in Guam from 22 May to 4 June 2016. During...

Launch of Global Report “Re-shaping Cultural Policies” in Stockholm -20 May 2016

On 20 May 2016, to mark the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, the Swedish...

Celebrating the creative economy in Panama City: 20 May 2016.

On 20 May 2016, on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, the UNESCO Office...

Reflecting on new challenges for the diversity of cultural expressions in Switzerland: May 20, 2016

As Switzerland prepares its second quadrennial periodic report on the implementation of the 2005 Convention, the...

International Symposium on the Measurement of Cultural Products

This international symposium, organized jointly by the Observatoire de la culture et des communications and the...

Publications

Promoting Diversity of Cultural Expression in Arts in Australia

This report aims to contribute to understanding and debate of the implications of UNESCO’s 2005 Convention on the...

Diversity and the Film Industry. An analysis of the 2014 UIS Survey on Feature Film Statistics.

This UNESCO report analyses the results of the 2014 UIS Feature Film Statistics Survey, which provides data for the...

Globalisation of Cultural Trade: A Shift in Consumption

New Report from the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS) sheds light on the international flows of cultural goods and...

Toward a better statistical understanding of the creative economy (Full study)

In a feasibility study carried out for the European Commission, KEA reviews traditional data collection tools and...

Towards more efficient financial ecosystems

New report analyses success stories and innovative instruments to facilitate access to finance for the cultural and...