Re-Shaping Cultural Policies
A new UNESCO global report on cultural policies features a range of data and analysis produced by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS).
Entitled Re-Shaping Cultural Policies, the report is designed to monitor the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and how it helps to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
The flow of cultural goods is a key issue addressed by the report, with the UIS providing a range of data, analysis and chapter on cultural trade and employment as well as the cinema sector. According to UIS data, global exports of cultural goods were worth US$ 253 billion in 2014. UIS data also show that nearly half of the people working in the cultural and creative industries are women, opening up new opportunities to address gender inequalities.
Key findings from the UIS include: