The UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development – MONDIACULT 2022 will be hosted from 28 to 30 September 2022 by the Government of Mexico in Mexico City.
As we have entered the last Decade of Action for the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, UNESCO invites its Member States and the international community to embark jointly on a continuous reflection on cultural policies to tackle global challenges and outline immediate and future priorities.
“Anchoring culture across the public policy agenda is the crucial task of MONDIACULT 2022”Tuomo Puumala Vice Minister of Culture, Finland – Rapporteur
The aim is to shape a more robust and resilient cultural sector, fully anchored in the perspectives of sustainable development as well as promotion of solidarity, peace and security, in line with the vision enshrined in the UN Secretary-General’s report Our Common Agenda (September, 2021), which refers to culture resources as our global commons. The Conference will pave the way for the full integration of culture as a global public good in the post-2030 Agenda for an inclusive and sustainable development.
Our former Compendium colleague Nina Obuljen Koržinek, now Minister of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, said in the context of the Regional Consultation between Europe and North America:
“We must acknowledge the crucial role of culture and cultural diversity in promoting recovery, social cohesion and well-being by creating new opportunities in the cultural sectors.”
Said so, we hope that this conference will truly lead to an effective analysis of the ways and means for change – because we need change.
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