Cultural Employment

The livelihoods of millions depend on cultural or creative industries of all shapes and sizes – from the weaver in a local cooperative to the crew of a major film production. Yet many countries lack the data to develop the policies to help these industries become engines for sustainable economic growth, as called for in Sustainable Development Goal 8 (SDG 8).  

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

The UIS is the official source of data used to monitor progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) to ensure quality and equitable education for all. In particular, Target 4.a calls upon countries to “build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all”.

Heritage Statistics

Around the world, culture is acknowledged as the cornerstone of identity, providing a sense of belonging and the social and economic cohesion of communities. It is also the foundation of sustainable development, a fact that has been in acknowledged in the Agenda for Sustainable Development. But how should the precise linkages between culture and development be measured?

Regional Workshop on Educational Statistics for Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South Caucasus

The programme of the workshop, in particular,  focused on the thematic and global statistics and indicators required to monitor the education targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  Working with the UIS experts, the participants gained deeper understanding of the UIS role in the monitoring of SDG4 and its work, current and perspective, in this area.

Measuring Women’s Contribution to Culture 

In every society, women are guardians, creators and consumers of culture, but they still face barriers that prevent them from playing an equal role in the cultural sphere.

UNESCO’s standard-setting instruments provide a springboard for the implementation of cultural policies that promote gender equality in culture. However, there are few reliable measures to assess progress towards globally-recognised goals and aspirations.