Culture in the Sustainable Development Goals: You can still contribute to the Guide for Local Action

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the global agenda on sustainable development. It includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 specific targets. This is a global agenda, the aims and themes of which should be taken into account in all world regions, countries and cities.

Following its various advocacy campaigns and activities for the acknowledgement of culture in local sustainable development, the UCLG Committee on culture is preparing the publication of a new document "Culture in the Sustainable Development Goals: A Guide for Local Action". The publication aims to provide practical guidance to local and regional governments, civil society organisations, private organisations, culture and development professionals, and other stakeholders interested in strengthening partnerships, policies, projects and practices around the place of culture in the achievement of the SDGs. The document builds on the work of the UCLG Committee on Culture, as well as on contributions made by several other organisations, networks, communities and individuals that have addressed and demonstrated the cultural dimension of sustainable development.

This document should be published in early 2018. We invite all members and partners to send contributions and examples to this draft to info (at)

More information on the UCLG Committee on Culture website.