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Over the last twelve months, the headlines have been understandably dominated by responses to crises, both within and beyond our sectors. In recent weeks, however, they reveal a shift as leaders worldwide begin to find space to carve out strategies for improved futures, with many looking across sectors to ensure public investment in arts and culture yields the greatest possible social benefit.
This month marks the start of the UN International Year of the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, delivering on a resolution adopted in November 2019 which has redoubled significance in the wake of the pandemic.
Thursday 10 December marks UN Human Rights Day which this year has the theme Recover Better, focussing on the essential role of human rights to recovery efforts that can tackle entrenched, systematic, and intergenerational inequalities, exclusion and discrimination.
In recent months, much focus has been understandably directed towards national needs and priorities, as governments respond to the pandemic and the particularities of their contexts. However, in recent weeks, the headlines highlight renewed commitments to intergovernmental cooperation and shared regional visions.
This month the headlines reflect ongoing efforts to address the working conditions of cultural and creative professionals, and the future of the sector that relies on them.
This issue the headlines highlight increased investment and support for arts and culture in countries whose sectors have begun to reactivate, with many focussing on cultural infrastructure and the performing arts.