Culture Essential to SDG Success

September 24, 2019, 11:18 am

In partnership with United Cities and Local Governments and Agenda 21 for Culture, Culture Action Europe is glad to share the new report “Culture in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda”. Released in conjunction with the United Nations’ Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) taking place from 24-25 September, 2019, this report builds on previous commitments to emphasizing the role of culture in the implementation of all SDGs

The report first assesses the progress thus far on the SDGs and United Nations 2030 Agenda, through analysis of Voluntary National Reviews submitted by member states as well as discussing recent policy developments and the global conversation about culture in development. This includes discussion of steps undertaken by both cultural sector as well as international organizations such as UNESCO and the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights. The report also provides a number of key recommendations, such as the mainstreaming of cultural aspects in national planning and implementation frameworks and the need to develop a wider international community around culture and sustainable development. The Cultural Dimension of Sustainable Development is imperative for achieving the 2030 Agenda and SDGs, and Culture Action Europe supports the call of this report to not only integrate culture into all SDGs, but to broaden the international dialogue bridging culture and sustainable development. 

To read more, download the report below. 

Culture in the Implementation of 2030 Agenda