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3 December 2021

Launch - A Global Agenda for the Cultural and Creative Industries

11 key actions to tackle the biggest challenges of the 21st century from the PEC's Global Creative Economy Council

As the United Nations 2021 International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development draws to a close we are delighted to announce the launch of A Global Agenda for the Cultural and Creative Industries.

The Global Agenda was created by the PEC Global Creative Economy Council, and sets out 11 key actions for international creative industries and governments worldwide to support the growth of creative industries and help them to tackle some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. The 11 points respond to and directly reference the SDG's. 

"The COVID pandemic has shown us how the human spirit and creativity shines through even in the darkest hours. As the world attempts to navigate its way out of simultaneous public health, economic and climate crises, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to reassess and reset the way we live, and to consider policies that promote sustainability and community well-being as well as economic growth." 

This is the first time that an international group representing the global creative industries has come together with these goals in mind. It represents the culmination of a two-year coordinated discussion spanning more than 18 countries. 

Created in response to an invitation made by the UN General Assembly to the international community, the agenda has been written in partnership with the Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC).

The Global Agenda is being launched at the World Conference on Creative Economy held in Dubai.

The agenda is available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

Read the agenda