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2021 Declared the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development

2021 was declared the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, in 2019. 

Indonesia was the main sponsor of the proposal, which was presented by a global grouping of countries, including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Philippines and Thailand.

The proposal recognised the need to promote sustained and inclusive economic growth, foster innovation and provide opportunities, benefits and empowerment for all, and respect for all human rights.

It also identified the ongoing need to support developing countries and countries with economies in transition in diversifying production and exports, including in new sustainable growth areas, including creative industries.

It encourages all to observe the year in accordance with national priorities to raise awareness, promote cooperation and networking, encourage sharing best practices and experiences, enhance human resource capacity, promote an enabling environment at all levels as well as tackle the challenges of the creative economy. 

View the programme of activities to implement the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development 2021 here.