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In addition to economic benefits, the creative economy - which includes audiovisual products, design, new media, performing arts, publishing and visual arts - also contributes significantly to inclusive social development, dialogue and understanding between people, the United Nations today reported.
World trade of creative goods and services totalled a record of US$ 624 billion in 2011 and more than doubled from 2002 to 2011. At the same time, creativity and culture also have a significant non-monetary value that contributes to inclusive social development, to dialogue and understanding between peoples.
El comercio mundial de bienes y servicios creativos alcanzó un nivel record de 624.000 millones de dólares en 2011 y se duplicó con creces entre 2002 y 2011. Pero la creatividad y la cultura tienen además un valor no monetario significativo que contribuye al desarrollo social inclusivo, al diálogo y al entendimiento entre los pueblos.
The special edition of the Report focuses on creative economy at the local level in developing countries. Co-published by UNESCO and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the UN Office for South South Co-operation, the Report is organized in two volumes: a policy report and a web-documentary that brings to life cases and trends, and opportunities and challenges of creative economy on the ground.
The Costa Rica culture industry in 2012 generated about $ 632 million, making a greater contribution to the economy than the two traditional exports, coffee and bananas, according to a government report released this week.
Con la presencia de representantes de la Comisin Econmica para Amrica Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), la Organizacin de los Estados Iberoamericanos OEI y del Ministerio de Cultura de la Repblica Dominicana, inici la Reunin Tcnica sobre la Cuenta Satlite de Cultura de Repblica Dominicana, la cual se extender hasta este martes 8 en la sede de institucin cultural.