Re|Shaping cultural policies 2018 (2005 Convention Global Report)
Advancing creativity for development
Extract of the foreword:
“This new UNESCO Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” is an invaluable tool for the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. This Convention, now ratified by 146 Parties, including the European Union, is leading UNESCO’s efforts to strengthen capacities for the creation, production and dissemination of cultural goods, services and activities. States are supported in their sovereign right to implement public policies for the development of strong and dynamic cultural and creative industry sectors. UNESCO is committed to developing more effective and sustainable public policies in these areas.
Our roadmap is clear and requires the cooperation of governments and non-governmental actors in four key areas: strengthening governance for culture, improving the conditions for the mobility of artists, integrating culture in sustainable development strategies, and promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms. These four goals are closely linked to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.
Director-General of UNESCO
Octavio Kulesz, member of the Digital Lab of the Alliance is the author of the Chapter 3 of the report: Cultural policies in the age of platforms.