Creative Economy

Creative Economy and Industries Programme UNCTAD has introduced the topic of the "creative economy" in the world economic and development agenda.

The creative economy is an emerging concept dealing with the interface between creativity, culture, economics and technology in a contemporary world dominated by images, sounds, texts and symbols.

Today, the creative industries are among the most dynamic sectors in the world economy providing new opportunities for developing countries to leapfrog into emerging high-growth areas of the world economy.

ditc-ted-creative-quote1.pngIn implementing its mandate, UNCTAD has been proactive in promoting international action in the area of the creative industries, and hence, the creative economy, emphasizing their development dimension.

The creative industries are at the crossroads of the arts, culture, business and technology. All these activities are intensive in creative skills and can generate income through trade and intellectual property rights.

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.

UNCTAD has been liaising with academia, artists, creative professionals and civil society to build a network to promote international cooperation, strategic alliances, research exchanges and advocacy. Initially, the network will list a number of partner universities and research centers. Gradually, it will become an open collaborative web space, providing a platform for professors, researchers and students to share knowledge and information.

 

 

 News

 
ENCATC
08 April 2016UNCTAD/ENCATC Expert Forum on Creative Economy
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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
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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
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 Meetings and Events

 
 

 Publications

 
Creative Economy Report 2010 (UNCTAD/DITC/TAB/2010/3)
Creative Economy Report 2008 (Summary) (UNCTAD/DITC/2008/2/overview)


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