Policy Documents-International
RIAJ yearbook 2010-2011 PDF Print E-mail

The Recording Industry in Japan, Yearbook 2011, Recording Industry Association of Japan.

Culture and Human Rights PDF Print E-mail

Culture and Human Rights: Created in 1945 to combat "the denial of the democratic principles of the dignity, equality and mutual respect of men", UNESCO, through its founding ideals, prefigured the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed sixty years ago. For the signatory states of the UNESCO Constitution, the “dissemination of culture” is more than a right; it is a sacred obligation.


Text of the Universal Declaration: A common ideal that remains relevant in today’s world.

UNESCO Conventions in the field of culture: A comprehensive series of standard-setting instruments.

UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity Recommendations from this declaration were taken up in the subsequent UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

The Declarations of Cultural Rights

Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Power of Culture

Culture-Music & the Arts

The Adelphi Charter on Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property

UNESCO Report on the Status of the Artist

Fair Music Code of Conduct - draft October 2008

The European Music Council's recommendations on future initiatives for young performing artists

Recommended rules for an international music competition

UNESCO Report on the Promotion of Young Musical Talents



Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council on key compentencies for lifelong learning

Policy Statement of the Community Music Commission of the International Society for Music Education:

Muscat Declaration On IntellectualProperty and Traditional Knowledge

Declaration of beliefs for worldwide promotion of music education

Policy statement from the International Society for Music Education

Human Rights

Social Status of the Artist: World Observatory and copyright

The Slave Route Project: Understanding and combating modern forms of slavery

An Alliance of Civilizations: A partnership for the future

Workshop Essen Womex2002

Istanbul Declaration