Launched in 2002, the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity is a UNESCO initiative aiming to foster partnerships between public, private, and civil society stakeholders in cultural industries in developing countries.
Today, the Global Alliance operates on two levels: by supporting operational projects in the field and by providing practical information and tools on partnerships and entrepreneurship through a dedicated web platform.
In 2007, the entry into force of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions confirmed the importance of the Global Alliance. Indeed, Article 15 of the Convention illustrates the value of partnerships and multi-sectoral cooperation in the development of cultural industries and enterprises.
A new brochure that presents the key steps, assessment tools, case studies, and lessons learned from the Global Alliance is now available on the UNESCO website.