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Re|Shaping Cultural Policies: A Decade Promoting the Diversity of Cultural Expressions for Development

UNESCO, 2005 Convention Global Report, 2015, 238 pages, ISBN: 978-92-3-100136-9

A new UNESCO Global Report on 'Re|Shaping Cultural Policies' was conceived as a tool to monitor the implementation of the 2005 Convention of 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. It aims to collect, analyze and disseminate information on the different ways in which countries across the world are integrating culture into sustainable development policies and programmes.

This Report presents the work of fourteen independent experts, as well as the Secretary of the Convention and the Principal Editor, who have analyzed the implementation of the Convention. It tracks progress on the following Four Goals related to the Convention: 1. Support sustainable systems of governance for culture; 2. Achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase the mobility of artists and cultural professionals; 3. Integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks; 4. Promote 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.

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.

The Global Report is available online at http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002428/242866e.pdf