SDGs Resolution Includes International Year of Creative Economy

SDGs Resolution Includes International Year of Creative Economy

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)

2019 FCE Continues on Second Day

2019 FCE Continues on Second Day

Bekraf, Nusa Dua – Discussions among delegates of Friends of Creative Economy (FCE) held at Courtyard by Marriott in Nusa Dua, Bali proceeded to the second day.

The second day was opened with a report from Deputy to Chairperson of the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) for Regional and Institutional Relations Endah Wahyu Sulistianti about points discussed on the first day’s panel discussions.

“Yesterday, there were in total three panel discussion discussing the issues of Collaboration and Collective Behaviors of FCE, Enabling Ecosystem Development, and Celebration, Promotion, and Enablement of SDGs, Cultural Heritage, and Diversity,” she said.

In the meantime, the discussion on the implementation of Bali Agenda on Creative Economy was led by Acting Director of Trade, Commodities, and Intellectual Property of Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry Agustaviano Sofjan. On that occasion, Agus invited the delegates to share their experiences and policies in their respective countries regarding creative economy.

“The goal of this discussion is to learn from each other about how to build creative economy in the future from the perspectives of your respective countries,” he said.

Meanwhile, Bekraf Deputy Chairperson Ricky Pesik added that in Indonesia, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s government takes creative economy seriously and the government’s vision is to make creative economy the backbone of the country’s economy. He added that as a step forward, creative economy, which was previously coordinated by the Indonesian Agency of Creative Economy, will be handled by Ministry of Digital and Creative Economy.

On that occasion, representatives from countries such as Bulgaria, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Colombia, Bangladesh, and Finland, as well as representatives from UNCTAD also shared measures they have taken (in developing creative economy). They also expressed gratitude for the opportunities in taking part in this event.

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. (Kris)

UNCTAD and Indonesia Collaborate on First Global Creative Economy Conference

UNCTAD and Indonesia Collaborate on First Global Creative Economy Conference

UNCTAD is supporting Indonesia’s efforts to host a global conference on the creative economy and identify economic drivers underpinning it.The planned World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) will take place in Bali on 6–8 November.The South-East Asian nation hosted two preparatory meetings, in November 2017 and in May 2018, to develop a preliminary programme for the event – which will explore how the creative industries can generate economic inclusivity and boost development.The conference will focus on social cohesion, regulations, marketing and financing.Endorsing the conference and Indonesia’s creative economy potential, President Joko Widodo said: “I believe that the future of Indonesia will be dominated by the craft and creative industries.”

The chief of UNCTAD’s creative economy programme, Marisa Henderson attended a planning meeting in Jakarta in May and said: “As the trade and development community realizes the potential of the creative economy, there is an opportunity to raise the profile of the topic and ensure its place on the global agenda.”

Friends of Creative Economy towards World Conference on Creative Economy 2018. (photo: Hafizh Zulfikar/Bekraf)

The creative industries – which include creative activities such as advertising, architecture, arts and crafts, design, fashion, film, performing arts, publishing, research & development, software, and computer games – are the lifeblood of the creative economy. The May meeting, jointly organized by the by Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, brought together government officials from over 39 countries, and a wide-range of representatives from international organizations, the private sector, universities and non-governmental organizations.

Friends of the creative economy

UNCTAD was asked to lead the drive for a ‘Friends of Creative Economy’ group as a potential deliverable of the WCCE in November 2018. “While the creative economy ecosystem consists of many different industries, sectors and stakeholders, there is a universe of common cross-cutting issues at the macro level, such as trade regulations,” Ms. Henderson said. “There are also micro-level challenges from the skills gap to the cost of getting goods to customers, which need to be addressed. These are matters that a strong, knowledgeable collective can work together to highlight and manage.” The friends group would be made up of government and non-government stakeholders who share common and critical views on the importance of the creative economy for sustainable development. It would also help build an inclusive and open space for discussions on the creative economy from a trade and development perspective.

original article : unctad.org

 

Kick Off Friends of Creative Economy will be held on May 2018

Kick Off Friends of Creative Economy will be held on May 2018

Last year, Indonesia Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) has been hold Preparatory Meeting Towards World Conference on Creative Economy 2018 in Bandung, Indonesia from 5 until 6 December 2017. The result of Preparatory meeting I is a Chair’s Summary that will be a reverence our discussion at the second preparatory meeting. Preparatory Meeting II towards World Conference on Creative Economy 2018 called “Kick Off Friends of Creative Economy” will be held on 2 – 4 May 2018 in Jakarta.

Last year Preparatory Meeting Towards WCCE 2018 in Bandung, Indonesia. The meeting was hold from 5 until 7 December 2017.

Over 50 participants from government, think-tank, international organization, private sector, academicians, and media will be come to this event that collaboration between Bekraf and Minister of Foreign Affairs. Inclusively Creative still the theme that we will discuss five main issues same as in the Chair’s Summary. The output of this meeting will be a draft of Manifesto declaration that will be announce at World Conference on Creative Economy 2018.