The UN Inter-Agency Working Group on Cultural Industry Statistics in Asia will gather on 8-12 November 2006 in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), China to discuss how to measure the impact of culture and creativity on economies and societies.
This consultation which coincide with the annual Asia Culture Co-operation Forum ( www.accfhk.org/accf2006/ ) and the Annual Asian Cultural Ministers' Meeting. will brief, on 9 November, the assembled Ministers and their representatives on topics such as cultural industries data collection and analysis, marketing platforms for cultural industry products and safeguarding cultural capital assets.
Moreover, UNESCO will be organizing two further sessions: The first will explore recent attempts to measure creativity as well as the impact of the creative economy on our well-being, and the second also to be held in order to consider and compare methodologies for the construction of a creativity index to benchmark progress made in the promotion of cultural industries in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Working Group includes representatives from UNESCO, the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.