Re|Shaping Cultural Policies

A Decade Promoting the Diversity of Cultural Expressions for Development

Paris, UNESCO, 2015, 235 p., illus.

This first Global Report was conceived as a tool to monitor the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, now ratified by 141 Parties, and to facilitate information sharing on the many ways in which the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions is being pursued around the world.
Key findings in the Report are related to the following areas; sustainable systems of governance for culture, the trade and flows of cultural goods and services, mobility of artists and cultural professionals, integrating culture in sustainable development frameworks and promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The Report presents evidence on the implementation of these goals, with a proposed set of indicators to monitor change and progress over time. Based on the quadrennial periodic reports submitted so far by Parties, and other sources, it is the first effort to take stock and share information on the challenges encountered. In particular, the Report looks at emerging policy areas, such as digital, public service media, preferential treatment as well as gender and artistic freedom. It investigates how cultural policies have been re-shaped as a result of efforts to implement the Convention.

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