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

 
03 June 2013Chinese premier terms services vital to “upgrades” of economies around the world
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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 Meetings and Events

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

 

 Publications

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

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