The third edition of the Global Report Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity – Addressing culture as a global public good – published in English, French and Spanish – was launched on 8 February 2022. To mark the release of this UNESCO flagship publications, an online launch event was organised with the participation of artists, representatives of ministries of culture, the European Union and United Nations entities.
Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity is part of the Global Report series designed to monitor the implementation of the latest UNESCO Convention in the field of culture – the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Published every four years, since 2015, the report has become a global authority in the field of cultural policies, providing strategic data and advocacy messaging on key issues for more informed, participatory and transparent governance for cultural and creative sectors.
The launch event included opening speeches by Ernesto Ottone R., Assistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO and Jeanette Gustafsdotter, Minister of Culture of Sweden, followed by the screening of a 6-minute video presenting the main findings of the Report.
Among its many key findings, the Global Report points at culture’s untapped potential in relation to sustainable development: “Culture and creativity are largely underinvested to bring about the change in mindsets and behaviours that is urgently needed to address the climate crisis. The cultural and creative sectors themselves need to accelerate their transition towards sustainable cultural production and consumption” (p. 33, Executive Summary).