The Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity promotes the diversity of cultural expressions and the creative economy as vectors for sustainable development. Its mission is to ensure the effective implementation and monitoring of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and the 1980 Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist. The Entity fosters international cooperation by providing assistance to governments around the world to design, monitor, and evaluate policies. It also provides support to the sound decision-making of the Convention’s governing bodies through knowledge sharing and data collection, analysis, and distribution.
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Culture, the general supervision of the Chief of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity, and the direct supervision of the Head of the Statutory Meetings and Research Unit, the Associate Project Officer will contribute to the development and execution of activities to monitor the implementation of the 2005 Convention by its Parties through research, the production and management of knowledge and publications, in the framework of the project “ReShaping policies for creativity and artistic freedom” (Phase III UNESCO/Sida project), funded by Sweden.
In particular, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
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