I am very honored to have been chosen to make a video about my business and challenges during the pandemic with other 40 creative actors around the globe. This virtual event was attended by participants from all over the world, an event organized by The Government of the Republic of Indonesia in collaboration with Colombia, Costa Rica, Fiji, Mexico, Panama, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom, along with the ASEAN Secretariat, ILO, WIPO, UN Women, UNESCO, UNCTAD, FAO, and 24 MSMEs/Digital Startups.
In 2019 at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, 2021 was declared as the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development. Indonesia was one of the main proponents of the resolution. The resolution No. A/RES/74/198 was adopted in consensus.
The resolution recognized the need to promote sustained and inclusive economic growth, foster innovation and provide opportunities, benefits and empowerment for all and respect for all human rights.
It also identified the ongoing need to support developing countries and countries with economies in transition in diversifying production and exports, including in new sustainable growth areas, including creative industries.
It encourages all to observe the year in accordance with national priorities to raise awareness, promote cooperation and networking, encourage sharing best practices and experiences, enhance human resource capacity, promote an enabling environment at all levels as well as tackle the challenges of the creative economy.
Creative economy, as stated in the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development 2021 (A/RES/74/198) has contributed to the achievement of sustainable development in the economic, social, and environmental area. Further studies shows that it has fostered economic growth and innovation, eradicated poverty, created full and productive employment as well as decent work for all, improved the quality of life and empowerment of women and young people, and reduced inequality within and among countries.
The spirit of inclusivity of the creative economy is pertinent to pave the way for establishing a resilient society that will not only respond to disruption and crisis, but also bring the system back into balance by providing solutions for a better state to achieve sustainable development.
Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) that plays an essential part in the global value chain of the creative economy, has been hit hard by the pandemic. Such a situation has hampered the achievement of the SDGs and the entire global recovery.
The efforts made by the government, community, academics, MSMEs, and the media (penta-helix) worldwide to build back the creative economy sector must be acknowledged and heard. It is time to make the global public aware of the situation and support the creative sector around the world and in turn, bring a positive impact to the community.
This virtual exhibition is the platform to connect the penta-helix worldwide, enable them to share opportunities and best practices, as well as collaborate for a stronger global network of creative economy. You can broaden your perspective by listing to the aspiration form 40 creative actors around the globe in Aspiration Hall. You can also seek opportunities to further cooperation with inspiring 50+ creative actors around the globe in Reach Out Hall.
The Government of the Republic of Indonesia in collaboration with Colombia, Costa Rica, Fiji, Mexico, Panama, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom, along with ASEAN Secretariat, ILO, WIPO, UN Women, UNESCO, UNCTAD, FAO, and 24 MSMEs/Digital Startups invites you to join us in this event starting from 6 – 15 July 2021.