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Creative Economy
Creative Economy and Industries Programme   quoteAdequately nurtured, creativity fuels culture, infuses a human-centred development and constitutes the key ingredient for job creation, innovation and trade while contributing to social inclusion, cultural diversity and environmental sustainability.quote
(Creative Economy Report 2010)
Creative Economy Network
Through the Creative Economy Network, UNCTAD has proactively facilitated the sharing of knowledge and best practices, forging strategic alliances and networking among governments, creators, the business community and the civil society.  ​


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30 July 2015Istanbul and UNCTAD advance the work for an Istanbul Creative Economy Study
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27 July 2015Ministry of Culture of Cabo Verde advances in the formulation of public policies for the development of their Creative Economy
03 July 2015Geographical Indications: promoting the sustainable development of small and medium sized enterprises
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28 May 2015Escalating the potential of culture for economic diversification and sustainable development in Macao, China
Cabo Verde
26 March 2015Cabo Verde's Creative Economy report available on-line
04 December 2014Funding creative industries, arts and culture is a good investment
15 September 2014UNCTAD participated in the Global Economic Summit in Mumbai and the Assembly meeting of the World Trade Point Federation
16 June 2014Partnership to boost creative and cultural industries in Istanbul
12 June 2014Closer ties to industry and increased collaboration and networking for the development of the Creative Industries in Istanbul
30 April 2014Cabo Verde’s musical and handicrafts culture can add value to its tourist industry, UNCTAD report concludes
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Creative Economy Report 2010 (UNCTAD/DITC/TAB/2010/3)
Creative Economy Report 2008 (Summary) (UNCTAD/DITC/2008/2/overview)
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 Events and Meetings

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Featured Publication
CER Informe Economía Creativa 2010 [Spanish]
Translated by INACAP Concepcion, Chile
CER Relatório de Economia Criativa 2010 [Portuguese]
 Translated by Ministry of Culture of Brazil
CER Creative Economy Report 2010 [Korean]
Translated by the Ministry of Finance in Korea
Quick links
UNCTADSTAT online database 
Statistics on Creative Industries
Creative Economy Programme Overview Video
Programme Overview Video
Creative Economy Report 2008
Creative Economy Report 2008

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