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

 
28 May 2013Panel: partnerships vital in services sector
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
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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
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26 April 2012High-level Policy Dialogue on the Creative Economy for Development, UNCTAD XIII, Qatar (26 April 2012)
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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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