UCLG recalls ECOSOC Ministers the key role of culture in development


The annual ministerial review of the ECOCOC (United Nations Economic and Social Council) was dedicated this year to:  Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

UCLG building on the work developed by the Committee for culture advocated for a stronger role for culture in the Post 2015 development agenda. The written statement presented by the World Organization was distributed to all participants at the High Level Segment and translated into all official languages of the UN. Access trough the links below.

“The future we want, based on healthy, safe, tolerant and creative societies, cannot be achieved unless the cultural component of sustainability is explicit.” In the framework of the Post-2015 Agenda, the members of the UCLG Committee for Culture are advocating for the development of a specific goal on culture.

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Find the statment here in english, french and spanish.