Bekraf, Nusa Dua – Following the first session on the second day of the Friends of Creative Economy (FCE) Meeting that discussed three topics, namely Adoption of the Agenda, the Report of the First Day’s Panel Discussion, and the FCE Discussion on the Implementation of Bali Agenda on Creative Economy, the second session discussed UN General Assembly Resolution on International Year of Creative Economy.

The session was moderated by Acting Director of Trade, Commodities, and Intellectual Property of Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry Agustaviano Sofjan and featured Special Advisor to the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Ina H. Krisnamurthi.

The session was held in the series of the 2019 FCE Meeting on Tuesday (3/9) comprising five agenda items, among others, Adoption of the Agenda, the Report of the First Day’s Panel Discussion, the FCE Discussion on the Implementation of Bali Agenda on Creative Economy, UN General Assembly Resolution on International Year of Creative Economy, and Global Center of Excellence in International Cooperation & Creative Economy (G-CINC).

In her presentation, Ina raised the issue of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or known as the Global Goals. The SDGs is adopted by all members of the United Nations (UN) to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that everyone can enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

“Creativity, knowledge, technology, and financial sources from all layers of society are needed to achieve the SDGs in every context. We believe creative economy can fulfill all SDGs’ objectives,” she said.

In achieving the SDGs’ objectives by 2030, she added, the UN has also formulated a draft of the UN resolutions in developing creative industry which will involve all countries and stakeholders. One of the resolutions is declaring 2021 as the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.

“I expect support and participation from all delegates to fulfill this common objectives,” Ina added.

FCE is a multi-stakeholder forum involving academicians, business players, the government, communities, and the media (pentahelix) from various countries. This annual event highlights a host of issues and the development of creative economy and aims at promoting international collaboration on creative economy in a more inclusive manner.

The event, which was attended by 200 delegates and 37 countries and international organizations, adopts the theme “Reviewing the Implementation of Bali Agenda. Bali Agenda for Creative Economy” is the follow up of the World Conference on Creative Economy 2018 held on 6 – 8 November 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali. The Bali Agenda contains 21 road maps for countries to advance creative and mainstream the issues of creative economy at the global level. (YSF)