Seminar “Culture and sustainability in Rio+20”


The preparation of the Rio+20 Conference has enabled the expression of many messages that coincide with the need for sustainability to explicitly include a cultural component. These messages have been issued by national governments, international organizations, civil society and local governments.

The government of Brazil and the World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments are organizing a seminar on culture and sustainability. It will be a unique occasion for direct dialogue between all actors concerned by this issue. This seminar will discuss how the Rio+20 Final Declaration, in the declarative part and in the operative part, could or should embrace the cultural dimension in local, national and international strategies for sustainable development. The seminar is part of the events planned by UCLG in the framework of Rio+20.

The seminar will take place in Rio de Janeiro on 19 June 2012, at the Galpão da cidadania (rua Barão de Tefé 75, Gamboa). The draft programme is available by clicking on the link below.

Should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat of the Committee: [email protected].


ü  Culture and sustainability in Rio+20 – Draft programme