The United Nations(UN)’s World Creativity and Innovation Day is annually observed across the globe on 21st April to create awareness about the role of creativity and innovation in all the aspects of human development.
i.The United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) adopted the resolution A/RES/71/284 on 27th April 2017 and proclaimed the 21st April of every year as the Word Creativity and Innovation Day to encourage people to use creativity to solve problems.
ii.The first UN World Creativity and Innovation Day was observed on 21st April 2018.
iii.The day was founded by Canadian creativity expert Marci Segal, on 25th May 2001, in Toronto, Canada.
World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 to April 21:
The celebration of the World Creativity and Innovation Week begins on 15th April which marks the birth anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian polymath of high renaissance who demonstrated creativity in both arts and science.
2021 – International year of Creative Economy for Sustainable development:
i.In 2019 the United Nations adopted a resolution A/C.2/74/L.16/Rev.1 and declared the year 2021 as the International Year of the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, with an aim to appreciate the creative economy.
ii.The annual celebrations and observations of the 2021 will be organised by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD), alongwith United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO), World Intellectual Property(WIPO), United Nations Industrial Development Organization(UNIDO), the World Trade Organization(WTO).
ResiliArt is a global movement of UNESCO that focuses on the state of the creative industries through virtual discussion.
To ensure the continuity of conversation, data sharing and advocacy efforts after the pandemic subsides.