Creative economies boost growth, social and cultural development – UN reports

UN News Centre,
14 November 2013, International

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.
 

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