• Categories
  • Archives

UN Backs Brazil Plan to Become Think Tank for Creative Economy

The director of the SSC/SU (South-South Cooperation Special Unit), Yiping Zhou, stated yesterday, November 26, at the World Cultural Forum, that "the conventional form of thinking of business is not working. Therefore, we must work to make economic culture work."

The director of the special unit of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) participated in the conference about Creative Economy.

The director of the SSC/SU restated the United Nations’ (UN) interest in supporting operations of the International Observatory of Economics and Culture, to be based in Brazil, as announced by the Minister of Culture of Brazil, singer/composer Gilberto Gil.

He emphasized that the UN must accelerate the support for these efforts to be made possible. "We hope that it will be an international center for the creative economy," he said.

Yiping Zhou pointed out the international leadership that is being exerted by the Brazilian minister in the area of social inclusion through culture, both in Brazil and around the world through its cultural diversity and creativity.

Zhou stated that the figures show that the creative economy is contributing to the global economy and to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of various countries in the world.

"Although it represents 1% of the countries, we believe that the creative economy plays an important part for development, mainly in the informal sector."

He pointed out the need for the private sector to make a contribution for the creative economy to become fruitful. The informal and creative private sector, according to Yiping Zhou, should work together with the formal sector of the economy so that priorities may be established.


  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


You May Also Like

Volkswagen and GM Jump on Brazil’s Biodiesel Bandwagon

Research for the use of biodiesel is progressing fast all around the world. A ...

In Brazil, Torture Is Still Favorite Interrogation Method

The Constitution of Brazil declares that the government of this country cannot punish individuals ...

Brazil Industry Slows Down and Businessmen Ask for Less Knee-Jerk Reaction

In Brazil, industrial activity finally slowed down in June. On the National Industrial Confederation ...

It’s a Bull’s Market for Brazilian Beef

The number of markets that buy Brazilian beef rose this year from 106 to ...

Lula and Kirchner Patch Their Differences in Brazil

Presidents from Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela made a commitment to push forward with South ...

Suspect of Killing US Nun Had Been Fined

One of the four suspects of involvement in the murder of American missionary Dorothy ...

Brazil’s Chico Buarque Brings to Manhattan His Charm and Wit

You realize you are sitting in a dominantly Brazilian audience when “The Satanic Verses” ...

Brazil’s Cardoso: ‘The World Changed, But the Left Stayed the Same’

Shortly after the November 2, 2004 United States election, Brazilian Senator Cristovam Buarque paid ...

Lula Starts Close-to-US$-1-Trillion Plan to Be Carried out by Next President

The president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, announced Monday an US$ 886-billion ...

Brazil Is Celebrating a Doubling of Trade with India and South Africa

In the last two years, Brazil has increased its trade relations with India by ...