Culture 2030 Goal Side Event: Culture – An Accelerator Under-Used?

Side Event, UN High Level Political Forum, 12pm New York Time

Cuándo

13 Julio 2020

Dónde

Online

IFLA will be represented by Victoria Okojie, and Stephen Wyber, Manager, Policy and Advocacy

Description

IFLA, as a member of the Culture 2030 Goal Coalition, is taking part in a side event at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum. This will focus on making the case for giving culture and cultural institutions a more central place in the response to COVID-19 and long-term development planning.

Originally created during the process of defining the post-2015 Development Agenda, the Culture 2030 Goal Coalition works now to increase awareness of the importance of culture in the delivery of the SDGs.

In the context of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Coalition released a statement, now signed by over 250 organisations and individuals, stressing the role of culture both in the short-term response, and in long-term planning. We recently received the very positive news of the endorsement by the President of the UN General Assembly, HE Mr Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.

The statement also underlines the need to ensure investment in the cultural sector, both to protect livelihoods today, and to ensure that it is there to support recovery.

The side-event at the UN High-Level Political Forum will provide an opportunity to discuss the case for giving culture a more central role in decision-making.

Following a presentation of evidence on the role of culture in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Culture and COVID-19 Statement, a number of high-level speakers will share their own perspectives.

The event will take place at 12pm New York time (check what time this is for you) on a zoom webinar.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-R6G-Y7UQBeQ0fG3EYqvsA

Webinar, Access to information, Cultural heritage, Development, SDGs

Última actualización: 13 Julio 2020