UNESCO empowers artists

The recently approved International Convention on the Immunity for the Emigrant Artist grants artists the right to travel, work and reside anywhere in the globe.

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UNESCO has succeeded in the transposition of the "International Convention on the Immunity for the Emigrant Artist" — regarding visa regime issues after the last state member of the UNESCO-General-Conference adapted the law relating to the free movement of artists.

The decree was approved by the UNESCO-General–Conference in 2011's last meeting in Paris. The decrees' special concern is to provide emigrant artists with a particular status of immunity. With the Artist Immunity implemented, the decree states that artists will be: free to travel across the borders of the Globe; provided with necessary working permits; enabled to produce art works; and facilitated with a right to reside in the country of their choice.

The privilege of the Artist Immunity will be granted to everyone (irrespective of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, economic status or birth) who can successfully verify and confirm their artistic status to the state's authority in the country of their choice.

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