EU/UNESCO Programme: WOMEX, Portugal, 19 – 23 October,

UNESCO endeavors to protect and promote all kinds of cultural and creative expressions, including in the music sector. At this year’s edition of WOMEX, in Lisbon (Portugal) 19 – 23 October, UNESCO featured a panel discussion with participation from the EU/UNESCO Programme: “Supporting new regulatory frameworks to strengthen the cultural and creative industries and promote South-South cooperation”. Representatives from Costa Rica, Jamaica (David Brown, Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Jamaica, 2nd left. He is a member of the Board of JNC-UNESCO) and Zimbabwe shared experiences about concrete steps they have taken to design policies that promote national music ecosystems.