A culture Goal for the Post-2015


In Hangzhou, on 14-17 May 2013, UNESCO and the PR of China organised the largest congress ever on culture and sustainable development.

The last paragraph of the Final Declaration says: “We recommend… that a specific Goal focused on culture be included as part of the post-2015 UN development agenda, to be based on heritage, diversity, creativity and the transmission of knowledge and including clear targets and indicators that relate culture to all dimensions of sustainable development.

The Committee on culture of UCLG, the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity, Culture Action Europe and International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) are working to propose the contents of such a Goal in the next few weeks. The Committee on culture of UCLG is also engaged in actively contributing to the “Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments for Post-2015 Development Agenda towards Habitat III”, launched by UCLG and which brings together several networks, with an explicit cultural component.