The Global South-South Creative Week 2010 is a series of events aimed at promoting innovative mechanisms for South-South transfer of development experiences and solutions.
It is an integral component of the United Nations inter-agency initiative, the Creative Economy for Development Programme, facilitated by the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation. Current leading partner organizations include: ILO, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNESCO, UN-Habitat, UN Volunteers and WIPO.
The creative economy is an engine for better livable cities with better lifestyles for all in alignment with the Shanghai World Expo 2010 theme: Better City, Better Life.
The creative economy is an important driver for employment, innovation and trade. It has been contributing to revitalize economic growth, to promote social inclusion and cultural life in many cities of the world.
The Global South-South Creative Week will feature various forums and activities with a view to advancing mechanisms, facilitating transfer of technology, knowledge and creative solutions to development.
Government representatives, Academia, NGOs, associations and stakeholders from the creative industries will discuss the creative economy as a tool to foster development.