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.

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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

 
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31 October 2016Upgrading cultural and creative sectors - key for cross-border cooperation
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22 July 2016Kenyan fashion flies the flag at UNCTAD14, sees the Secretary-General dance
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15 June 2016Forum on Cultural Industries 2016 - One Belt One Road Initiative and Opportunities for Macao Cultural Industries
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10 June 2016Beijing International Forum on Creative Economy: A Dynamic Force for the Sustainable Development of Cities
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21 April 2016Dubai Exports hosts "Dubai-Shanghai Design Dialogue" to promote creative economy
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15 April 2016Workshop on Creative Economy, and launching of the advanced version of Istanbul Creative Economy Report 2015
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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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 Meetings and Events

 
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16-19 Apr 20132013 Creativity Week under the theme "Creativity: A Vessel for Mind Development and Peace Building"AbujaNigeria
19 Jul 2016Creative Economy Dialogue 1: Dynamic Regulatory Support and Sustainable Financing for Creative IndustriesNairobiKenya
20 Jul 2016Creative Economy Dialogue 2: Catalizing the Growth of the Creative IndustriesNairobiKenya
08-09 Mar 2017Creative Finance Symposium 2017NairobiKenya
17-20 Apr 2005Enhancing the Creative Economy: Shaping an International Centre on Creative IndustriesSalvador, Bahia, Brazil
18-22 Oct 2010Global South-South Creative Economy Week, Shanghai World Expo 2010, UN PavilionShanghai
12-13 Jun 2004High-Level Panel on Creative Industries and DevelopmentSão Paulo
13-15 Jan 2008High-level panel on the creative economy and industries for development: UNCTAD XII pre-event
14-15 Dec 2010Launch of the Creative Economy Report 2010
19-21 Jan 2010Redefining Sustainability in the International Agenda: Inspiring Greater Engagement in Biodiversity Issues
14-15 Nov 2017Regional Conference: Creativity, Jobs and Local Economic Development in the Southern MediterraneanAlgiersAlgeria
14-15 Mar 2016Shanghai-Dubai Dialogue on Creative DesignDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
10-12 Nov 2010Symposium: Creative Cities and Industries in the 21st CenturyIstanbul
27-30 Nov 2010Thailand International Creative Economy Forum: GlobaLOCALisation – Local move, global successBangkok
14-16 Dec 2005UN Global South-South Creative Economy SymposiumShanghai
26-27 Nov 2016UNCTAD attends New Economy: Cultural and Creative City, and Innovation-Driven Society ForumChengduChina

 

 Publications

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

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