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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.  ​


17 May 2013Culture vital for development progress, Deputy Secretary-General tells meeting
15 May 2013Trade in creative products reached new peak in 2011, UNCTAD figures show
15 April 2013Bank officials discuss financing of services exports and creative industries
Creative Economy Report 2010
12 April 2013Spanish version of the Creative Economy Report 2010 now available
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23 November 20122nd International Forum: Developing Trade Facilitation to Strengthen the International Competitiveness of SMES, Beijing (21st-23 November 2012)
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08 November 2012Turkey: Post-crisis Finance, Trade and Investment in Emerging Economies - Search for Sustainable Growth Models and the Role of Creative Industries
01 August 2012Nigeria holds its first National Policy Dialogue on development of creative industries
Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg, chief of UNCTAD's Creative Economy Programme
01 July 2012UNCTAD says goodbye to head of Creative Economy Programme
26 April 2012High-level Policy Dialogue on the Creative Economy for Development, UNCTAD XIII, Qatar (26 April 2012)
Global Education Conference on Creative Industries Shanghai
04 December 2011Global Education Conference on Creative Industries Shanghai (2-4 December 2011)
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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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