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Status of the Artist Global Survey - UNESCO

UNESCO has launched an online survey regarding the implementation of the Recommendation on the Status of the Artist, adopted by UNESCO's General Conference in 1980. The survey may be accessed online at https://en.unesco.org/creativity/2018-survey-1980-recommendation with the password SRV2005artist. It may be completed in either English, French or Spanish by 23 November 2018 at the latest, in order for the input to be incorporated in the fourth consolidated report on the implementation of the 1980 Recommendation. UNESCO's Director General will submit this report at the 207th session of the Executive Board, in the fall of 2019, with a view to transmitting it, together with the Executive Board's comments thereon, to the General Conference at its 40th session.

This exercise is of vital importance to UNESCO, as it will provide fresh data regarding the status of the artist nationally, regionally and globally. This undertaking will shed light not only on the implementation of the Recommendation, but also of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and on achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These two broader but complementary frameworks share with the Recommendation the aspiration of building environments conducive to the promotion and protection of fundamental freedoms and gender equality as pre-requisites for both the creation and dissemination of diverse cultural expressions, and a continuous, inclusive and sustainable economic growth with a view to reducing inequalities within and among countries.

Should you have any questions or require further information regarding this process, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions at status.artist@unesco.org.