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Fostering Creativity and the Cultural Diversity 

UNESCO Afghanistan works to promote universal ratification and the effective implementation of the 2003 and 2005 Conventions, and strengthen legal, policy and institutional environments that support the diversity of cultural expressions, through the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage and support for the emergence of dynamic cultural and creative industries. 

The office also pursues capacity-building at all levels for the development of a dynamic cultural and creative sector, in particular by encouraging creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, supporting the development of cultural institutions and cultural industries, providing training for culture professionals and increasing employment opportunities in the cultural and creative sector for sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth and sustainable development.

5) Safeguarding Intangible Heritage

Intangible cultural heritage identified and safeguarded by Member States and communities, in particular through the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention;

6) Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Policies and measures to promote the diversity of cultural expressions designed and implemented by Member States, in particular through the effective implementation of the 2005 Convention;

7) Promoting Culture in Policies for Sustainable Development

Culture integrated into policies and measures at the national and local levels by Member States for their effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


Related projects:

Bamiyan Cultural Centre

Local Community Empowerment and Preservation of Shahr-e Gholghola, the World Heritage Site in Bamiyan

Silk Roads Heritage Corridors in Afghanistan, Central Asia and Iran – International Dimension of the European Year of Cultural Heritage

NPCE: The Right to Culture

NPCE: Improved Higher Education for Culture and Creative Industries

NPCE: The Afghanistan Translation Movement

NPCE: Legal Framework and Policies for Culture

NPCE: Architecture for Public Spaces

NPCE: The Afghanistan Cultural Centres Network

NPCE: The Afghanistan Creative Cities Network

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