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Policy, Research & Politics

Music Against Child Labour

The global Music Against Child Labour Initiative was launched in 2013. It links the ILO and its International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) with musicians, conductors and musicians' organizations.

IMC Member News

Mercedes Sosa was on the black list

In Buenos Aires there has been a major discovery of secret documents dating back to the years of military rule in Argentina.

News and Noise

The Tricky Terrain of Post-Digital Discrimination

Just how much discrimination do women face in a post-digital music industry, one in which male gatekeepers have less power than ever before?

Digital Music News


Pianist Lang Lang Chosen as UN Messenger of Peace

China's superstar pianist Lang Lang became a United Nations Messenger of Peace on Monday, a role he called more important than his music because it can help improve the lives of children around the world through education.


Mauritanian Musician Talks Extremism

Nouakchott — Maalouma Mint El Meidah is one of the most prominent Mauritanian artists to garner local and worldwide acclaim. Her genre of music rebelled against tradition and spread her liberal ideas in culture and art.

All Africa

Zimbabwe: 'Uphold 75 Percent Local Content Policy'

"We must follow the law and it stipulates that radio stations should play 75 percent local content."

All Africa

Brazzaville, Zahlé, Kraków and Fabriano Designated Unesco Creative Cities

Brazzaville, designated "City of Music", is the first African member of the Creative Cities Network, which was launched by UNESCO in 2004 to develop international cooperation among cities that have recognized creativity as a driver for sustainable development.

All Africa

For the Explicit Inclusion of Culture in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Some of the main international cultural platforms, have prepared the document "Culture as a Goal in the Post-2015 Development Agenda", in order to support the inclusion of a Goal explicitly focused on culture in the new Development Agenda currently being prepared by the United Nations.


Tunisia: Rappers 'form trade union'

Rappers in Tunisia have formed a union in the face of a crackdown on using lyrics that criticise the authorities, it's reported.


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