CC celebrates 30 years of UNESCO Memory of the World

This week, the international community celebrates 30 years of the UNESCO Memory of the World Program. At Creative Commons (CC), we applaud the program’s achievements in enhancing preservation and access to documentary heritage from galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) around the globe. We laud the multitude of efforts enlisting documentary heritage to promote inclusive, … Read More “CC celebrates 30 years of UNESCO Memory of the World”

UNESCO MONDIACULT2022: A Starting Point for Open Culture

This week, policymakers from around the world gather in Mexico for MONDIACULT2022, the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development, a critical event that is bound to shape the future of international cultural policies worldwide. In the lead-up to MONDIACULT2022, Creative Commons’ (CC) Brigitte Vézina delivered a keynote to the international forum “Digitalizar … Read More “UNESCO MONDIACULT2022: A Starting Point for Open Culture”

Webinar Recording: ResiliArt x Mondiacult – From Access to Culture to Contemporary Creativity

  In 2020, we entered the last Decade of Action to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the target date for achieving the SDGs draws closer, UNESCO is engaging its Member States and the international community in a renewed reflection on cultural policies to address global challenges and set immediate and future … Read More “Webinar Recording: ResiliArt x Mondiacult – From Access to Culture to Contemporary Creativity”

Panel: ResiliArt x Mondiacult – From Access to Culture to Contemporary Creativity

Join us on Wednesday, 23 February for an online panel discussion, as we explore how open access to cultural heritage materials encourages artists to discover, share, and remix such materials.  In advance of the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development — Mondiacult 2022, Creative Commons is pleased to participate in the ResiliArt … Read More “Panel: ResiliArt x Mondiacult – From Access to Culture to Contemporary Creativity”

The New UNESCO House in Paris

NGO Network to Support Implementation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation

The UNESCO Open Educational Resources (OER) Recommendation was unanimously adopted on November 25 by 193 UNESCO member states at the 40th UNESCO General Conference. This milestone offers a unique opportunity to advance open education around the world. Why does it matter? This Recommendation is an official UNESCO instrument that gives national governments a specific list … Read More “NGO Network to Support Implementation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation”

2nd World OER Congress + 2017 Ljubljana OER Action Plan

30 ministers of education and 690 members of the open education community (140 of them virtual) from 111 nations convened in Ljubljana, Slovenia at the 2nd OER World Congress with the goal of mainstreaming open education to meet the education targets in the United Nations SDG4. In addition to the 3-day Congress program, there were 21 satellite sessions … Read More “2nd World OER Congress + 2017 Ljubljana OER Action Plan”

Kenya Ministry of ICT congratulates School of Open for transformative model of learning

SOO Africa Launch Nairobi / CC BY / Phillip Ranja Today the Mr. Joseph Tiampati, Principal Secretary of the Ministry of ICT of Kenya gave a speech to formally launch the School of Open Africa in Nairobi. The full text of the speech is below and also available as a PDF. In addition, a congratulatory … Read More “Kenya Ministry of ICT congratulates School of Open for transformative model of learning”