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21st January, 2014

Launch: United Nations Creative Economy Report 2013

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21st January, 2014
Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tait Building, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB
Free but booking required

The creative economy is not only one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the world economy, but also a highly transformative one in terms of income generation, job creation and export earnings. Building on this, we recognize the fact that new development pathways should encourage innovation and creativity. Many such pathways are to be found at the sub-national level, notably in cities and regions of developing countries. Indeed, many creative outputs are being realized despite limited infrastructure, institutional capacities and investment inputs.

The United Nations Creative Economy Report 2013, Special Edition, which UNESCO is co-publishing with the United Nations Development Programme, focuses on creative economy at the local level in developing countries. The Report analyses and showcases policy and practice, trends and cases drawn from developing countries.

The results of the Report will inform international debates on the post-2015 UN development agenda and the role of culture in sustainable development. More particularly, it will speak to decision-makers, demonstrating some of the key factors that make creative economy initiatives successful on the ground.

The Department of Culture and Creative Industries, City University London, is pleased to host an event to launch the debate of the report in the UK. As the UK has played a seminal role in debates about the Creative Economy, this is an opportune time to reflect upon current challenges in the Global North and Global South.

The Department of Culture and Creative Industries at City University London has been an international pioneer in Creative and Cultural Policy and Management, including running the  longest established masters programme on this topic in the world. Current research in CCI has informed the drafting of this report, demonstrating the global impact of CCI, and the leadership of City University London in the field.

The launch event will include contributions from the Report’s drafting team and a reception for all.

For more information please visit United Nations Creative Economy Report.

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