Cultural diversity

Cultural policies and measures - Best practices

This section is an outgrowth of adoption of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions by UNESCO on October 20, 2005. It is designed to help with implementation of the Convention through the exchange of information. It should be remembered that the Convention reaffirms the sovereign right of states to formulate and implement cultural policies and adopt measures to protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions. The Cultural Policies and Measures - Best Practices section is intended to inform you on innovative culture policies and measures implemented locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, notably in terms of production, dissemination, distribution, and access to cultural activities, goods, and services.

  • Vol. 6, no 42 — 2006-12-11
    The UNESCO World Report on Cultural Diversity: the first meeting of the experts' advisory committee

  • Vol. 6, no 42 — 2006-12-11
    World Forum on Cinema Strategy and Finance: the Digital Revolution and Shifting Economic Models—Solutions for the Future of Cinema

  • Vol. 6, no 42 — 2006-12-11
    Supporting creative industries and promoting Canadian content: Culture Minister Promotes Ontario’s Creative Industries And Artists

  • Vol. 6, no 41 — 2006-12-04
    Trends in Audiovisual Markets: Regional Perspectives from the South

  • Vol. 6, no 41 — 2006-12-04
    European Union – Trends in the European audiovisual industry

  • Vol. 6, no 41 — 2006-12-04
    Launch of the World Digital Library project

  • Vol. 6, no 40 — 2006-11-27
    The Audiovisual Industry in the Maghreb: Current situation and outlook for change – 2006/11/20

  • Vol. 6, no 40 — 2006-11-27
    Europe approves new British tax breaks for cinema – 2006/11/23

  • Vol. 6, no 40 — 2006-11-27
    The UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and cultural diversity within three inter-American forums

  • Vol. 6, no 40 — 2006-11-27
    Globalization and culture: what is at stake? – 2006/10/05

  • Vol. 6, no 39 — 2006-11-20
    Culture: The weight of the cultural sector in the European economy – 2006/11/16

  • Vol. 6, no 39 — 2006-11-20
    Culture in America – 2006/11

  • Vol. 6, no 38 — 2006-11-06
    Harmonizing cultural policies in Portuguese-speaking countries – 2006/10/31

  • Vol. 6, no 38 — 2006-11-06
    European Commission looks at funding for film industry – 2006/10/23

  • Vol. 6, no 38 — 2006-11-06
    Benchmarking Creativity in the Asia-Pacific Region – 2006/10/16

  • Vol. 6, no 37 — 2006-10-29
    Ways to support cultural industries: Brussels approves tax credits for the recording industry, a measure promoted by the Québec government - 2006/10/27

  • Vol. 6, no 37 — 2006-10-29
    Book public policy in Senegal , Gambia , and Guinea - 2006/10/4-5

  • Vol. 6, no 37 — 2006-10-29
    Cultural diversity: Protection of the diversity of cultural contents and artistic expressions - 2006

  • Vol. 6, no 37 — 2006-10-29
    Diversity of cultural and artistic expressions , and Globalizations - 2006/08/08

  • Vol. 6, no 36 — 2006-10-23
    Laudable development initiative by Québec City film and television industry – 2006/10/13

  • Vol. 6, no 36 — 2006-10-23
    Canada and Spain Renew Commitment to Co-Productions – 2006/10/11

  • Vol. 6, no 36 — 2006-10-23
    Rethinking Cultural Policy – 2006/04/28

  • Vol. 6, no 36 — 2006-10-23
    The Cultural Industries in International Trade Law: Insights from the NAFTA, the WTO and the EU – 2006/09/01

  • Vol. 6, no 35 — 2006-10-16
    UNESCO survey on e-readiness of 16 Asia-Pacific counties - 2006/10/05

  • Vol. 6, no 34 — 2006-10-10
    The Impact of Digital Technologies on Culture and Cultural Policy in Canada . Joint Initiatives in Building Creative and Prosperous Communities - 2006/09/29

  • Vol. 6, no 32 — 2006-09-25
    In the Service of Young People? Studies and Reflections on Media in the Digital Age - 2006/09/19

  • Vol. 6, no 31 — 2006-09-18
    Young People and harmful Media Content in the Digital Age - 2006/09/01

  • Vol. 6, no 31 — 2006-09-18
    Cultural Industries in Peru - 2006/05

  • Vol. 6, no 31 — 2006-09-18
    Cultural Industries in West Africa : Experts evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the sector - 2006/09/14

  • Vol. 6, no 31 — 2006-09-18
    Angola - III Symposium on National Culture : " With peace, we can work for the development of Culture "- 2006/09/11

  • Vol. 6, no 30 — 2006-09-11
    The impact of digital technologies on cultural policies: "The outbreak of new broadcasting platforms creates numerous challenges" – 2006/09/01

  • Vol. 6, no 29 — 2006-09-05
    The UNESCO Convention on the diversity of cultural expressions: Canada increases pressures for its coming into effect in 2007 – 2006/08/25

  • Vol. 6, no 25 — 2006-07-10
    The long march towards decentralization of culture policies in Europe, 2006/05

  • Vol. 6, no 24 — 2006-07-03
    Cultural diversity: antidote for globalization? 2006/06/15

  • Vol. 6, no 23 — 2006-06-26
    Cultural Diversity and Globalization: What Issues Exist for Audiovisual Services? 2006/06/17

  • Vol. 6, no 23 — 2006-06-26
    Cultural Industries: Dynamics and Economic Issues, 2006/06/15

  • Vol. 6, no 22 — 2006-06-19
    UNESCO reviews progress of CMC scale-up initiatives (CMC), 2006/05/22

  • Vol. 6, no 22 — 2006-06-19
    To guarantee pluralism, against media concentration and financing, 2006/05/17

  • Vol. 6, no 21 — 2006-06-12
    Trends in audiovisual markets in the South, 2006/06/09

  • Vol. 6, no 21 — 2006-06-12
    Financing cultural production: Is it the artist’s responsibility? 2006/05/19

  • Vol. 6, no 20 — 2006-06-05
    Culture industries at the time of digitalization, 2006/05/17

  • Vol. 6, no 20 — 2006-06-05
    The Swiss Confederation - The Law regarding the transfer of cultural goods, 2006/06/01

  • Vol. 6, no 19 — 2006-05-29
    The Québec New International Policy and the UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions , 2006/05/24

  • Vol. 6, no 19 — 2006-05-29
    European Union - Charter for Film Online endorsed by major industry players , 2006/05/23

  • Vol. 6, no 17 — 2006-05-15
    Democratic Republic of Congo: the national policy of the book as a promotion tool of cultural diversity , 2006/05/11

  • Vol. 6, no 16 — 2006-05-08
    La politique culturelle en débat - Anthologie, 1955-2005 , 2006/04

  • Vol. 6, no 16 — 2006-05-08
    Exploring the Flexibility of the Intellectual Property System: Introducing new Approaches and Emerging Alternatives , 2006/05/05

  • Vol. 6, no 15 — 2006-05-01
    UNESCO will create indicators to promote pluralistic media in the developing countries , 2006/04/12

  • Vol. 6, no 15 — 2006-05-01
    Cultural Policies in Africa : OCPA Action Plan , 2006/04/22

  • Vol. 6, no 15 — 2006-05-01
    European Broadcasters' Obligations to Invest in Cinematographic Production , 2006/04/04

  • Vol. 6, no 14 — 2006-04-24
    Cultural Policies in Africa : Which strategies for a concerted development? 2006/04/21

  • Vol. 6, no 14 — 2006-04-24
    OECD - Culture and Local Development , 2005/12/13

  • Vol. 6, no 14 — 2006-04-24
    Numerical revolution and culture industries , 2005/04/28

  • Vol. 6, no 13 — 2006-04-18
    Québec – Ventures and challenges for the Disk, Show and Video Industry , 2006/04/13

  • Vol. 6, no 12 — 2006-04-10
    Making the Case for Culture – The Foundation Louise T. Blouin joins OECD to analyse the economic value of cultural activities, 2006/03/31

  • Vol. 6, no 12 — 2006-04-10
    Media Industry: Globalization, Diversity and Identity - 7th World Media Economics Conference, 2006/03/31

  • Vol. 6, no 12 — 2006-04-10
    The transition to a digital media age within a traditional media context: A New Era of Innovation - The 59th World Newspaper Congress, 2006/03/31

  • Vol. 6, no 12 — 2006-04-10
    How cultural policy and practice must grow to meet the challenge: Regeneration through arts and culture - "Transforming places, transforming lives", 2006/03/31

  • Vol. 6, no 12 — 2006-04-10
    Global Forum on Cultural Diversity, 2006/02/22

  • Vol. 6, no 11 — 2006-04-03
    European Union – European Commission highlights the opportunities of convergence and globalization for the contents market, 2006/03/06

  • Vol. 6, no 11 — 2006-04-03
    ITU - Inauguration of the new website "Success stories in the ICT sector", 2006/03/31

  • Vol. 6, no 11 — 2006-04-03
    UNESCO and WSIS - Geneva Plan of Action: Planning multi-stakeholder implementation, 2006/02/24

  • Vol. 6, no 11 — 2006-04-03
    Norway - Strategy for culture co-operation with countries in the South, 2006/03/08

  • Vol. 6, no 11 — 2006-04-03
    Canada - Cultural industries perform a pivotal role in distributing and promoting Canadian cultural products, 2004/05/28

  • Vol. 6, no 11 — 2006-04-03
    United Kingdom – Culture Vultures: Is UK arts policy damaging the arts? February 2006, 2006/02

  • Vol. 6, no 11 — 2006-04-03
    Ontario - Profile of Selected Culture Industries, 2006/03/08

  • Vol. 6, no 10 — 2006-03-19
    OIF – Centres de lecture et d'animation culturelle and the development of public reading, 1986-2006

  • Vol. 6, no 10 — 2006-03-19
    North-South Cooperation: Québec/Africa/OIF – Sustainable Development of Culture Industries in Developing Countries, 2004/04/17

  • Vol. 6, no 9 — 2006-03-12
    United Nations - From E-government to E-inclusion: The UN Global E-government Readiness Report 2005, The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, 270 p., December 2005, 2005/12

  • Vol. 6, no 9 — 2006-03-12
    Public Service Media in the Information Society – a Report from the Council of Europe, 53 p., February 2006, 2006/02/10

  • Vol. 6, no 9 — 2006-03-12
    Mali - Creation of the Agency for the promotion of the cultural industries, 2006/03/07

  • Vol. 6, no 9 — 2006-03-12
    UNESCO/Kinshasa – Cultural industries: creation of a panafrican cooperation – Brazzaville forum on South-South cooperation, 2006/02/27

  • Vol. 6, no 9 — 2006-03-12
    Benin – Workshop on media and telecommunications regulation in Africa, 2006/01/30

  • Vol. 6, no 9 — 2006-03-12
    United States – Creation of an investment tool for the development of independent media: the Free Press Investment Notes (FPIN), 2006/01/31

  • Vol. 6, no 8 — 2006-03-06
    Promote and protect cultural diversity in broadcast media around the world: the Broadcasting Regulation & Cultural Diversity Network (BRCD), 2006/01

  • Vol. 6, no 8 — 2006-03-06
    Australia - Making Cultural Policy: Meeting Cultural Objectives in a Digital Environment, 2006/02

  • Vol. 6, no 8 — 2006-03-06
    Morocco – The SCAC Regulates the Measure of Audiovisual Media, 2006/02/20

  • Vol. 6, no 8 — 2006-03-06
    Norway – Digital Radio Broacasting - DAB Report, 2006/01

  • Vol. 6, no 8 — 2006-03-06
    European Union - Media policy - Accelerating the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting, 2006/01

  • Vol. 6, no 8 — 2006-03-06
    Guinea – Setting up the Observatory on Media Professional Ethics (OGUIDEM), 2006/02/25

  • Vol. 6, no 6 — 2006-02-20
    South Korea - Reduction of cinematographic quotas as a prior condition for the negotiation of a bilateral investment agreement with the United States: calling into question the Korean cultural policy? 2006/02/14

  • Vol. 6, no 5 — 2006-02-13
    The Council of Europe/ERICarts - “Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 7th edition”, February 2006, 2006/02

  • Vol. 6, no 5 — 2006-02-13
    Central America - Subregional Seminar on "Cultural Indicators", 2005/09/6-8

  • Vol. 6, no 5 — 2006-02-13
    Asia - Policy Leaders and Decision-Makers in the Broadcasting and Audio-Visual Industry, 2006/02/06

  • Vol. 6, no 4 — 2006-02-06
    UNESCO/UIS - International Flows of Selected Cultural Goods and Services, 1994-2003: Defining and capturing the flows of global cultural trade, 2005/12/15

  • Vol. 6, no 4 — 2006-02-06
    Canada - Culture trade - goods: data tables, 1996-2004, 2005/10/17

  • Vol. 6, no 4 — 2006-02-06
    Québec - Major Statistics on Culture and Communications in Québec, 2005 edition, 2005/07

  • Vol. 6, no 4 — 2006-02-06
    UNESCO/NORAD - Capacity Building for Cultural Enterprises in Developing Countries, 2005/12

  • Vol. 6, no 4 — 2006-02-06
    France - Group of strategic analysis of cultural industries (GASIC), 2006/01/30

  • Vol. 6, no 4 — 2006-02-06
    Québec - Placements Culture: "An instrument to increase private investments in culture and communications", 2005/11/22

  • Vol. 6, no 4 — 2006-02-06
    United Kingdom – The Ministry of Culture Media and Sport website related to the cultural industries, 2006/02

  • Vol. 6, no 3 — 2006-01-30
    UNESCO, ILO, UNCTAD - Development of trade involving the cultural industries in the ACP countries, 2006/01

  • Vol. 6, no 3 — 2006-01-30
    Training and assistance for the creation of viable cultural enterprises in 8 European countries, 2006/01

  • Vol. 6, no 3 — 2006-01-30
    UNESCO/MPAA - Film Production Workshop for Professional Producers of Colombia, 2005/09/05

  • Vol. 6, no 2 — 2006-01-23
    UNESCO - The Director-General invites the African Ministers of Culture of the African Union to promote clear-sighted and determined cultural policies, 2005/12/13

  • Vol. 6, no 2 — 2006-01-23
    Financing of Cultural Projects : The International Fund for the Promotion of Culture

  • Vol. 6, no 2 — 2006-01-23
    Argentina - Creation of the Observatory of Culture Industries

  • Vol. 6, no 2 — 2006-01-23
    Asia-Pacific creative communities: promoting cultural industries for local economic development

  • Vol. 6, no 2 — 2006-01-23
    AFRICULTURES - Artistic Creation in French-speaking Africa: trends - 2005/12

  • Vol. 6, no 1 — 2006-01-16
    UNESCO - Creative Content: Radio, TV, New Media: "Supporting creativity and innovation in local content production in radio, television and new media", October 14, 2005 - 2005/10/14

  • Vol. 6, no 1 — 2006-01-16
    ECOWAS - Culture is one of the mainsprings of development – August 29, 2005

  • Vol. 6, no 1 — 2006-01-16
    OECD - The Future Digital Economy: Digital Content Creation, Distribution and Access – Rome, 30-31 January 2006

  • Vol. 6, no 1 — 2006-01-16
    Australia– Queensland Creative Industries Strategy- A Framework for the Future - Queensland Government, State Development and Innovation, 2005

  • Vol. 6, no 1 — 2006-01-16
    Belgium - Recasting of the cultural Policy of the French Community - November 7, 2005

  • Vol. 6, no 1 — 2006-01-16
    Cameroon - Creation of a "Société pour le développement des médias africains" – Duala, October 12, 2005

  • Vol. 6, no 1 — 2006-01-16
    Canada - Financing of the arts in Canada - Claire McCaughey, Canada Council for the Arts, October 2005

  • Vol. 6, no 1 — 2006-01-16
    Mali – Financing of Culture: Introduction of a Promotional Program for Artistic and Cultural Activities (PSIC) – September 10, 2005

  • Vol. 6, no 1 — 2006-01-16
    New-Zeland - Ministry’s Statement of Intent for the period 2005 to 2009, May 19, 2005 – 2005/05/19

  • Vol. 6, no 1 — 2006-01-16
    Québec – The Globalization Effect on Cultural and Creative Industries - Rapport 2, Laboratoire d'étude sur les politiques publiques et la mondialisation (LEPPM), ÉNAP, décembre 2005, 2005/12