14.11.2013

For the explicit inclusion of Culture in the Post-2015 Development Agenda - a joint document (CAE, IFACCA, UCLG and IFCCD)

The document was prepared jointly by Culture Action Europe (CAE) and the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA), the Committee on Culture of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (IFCCD).

This document recalls the process that has led to the increasing recognition of a cultural dimension as a key factor for development. It also highlights that, as a culmination of this journey, now is the time to give culture the prominence it deserves both because it is essential to meet the challenges posed by today’s difficult situation and because global cultural actors, which are able to connect to local and national communities, are now ready to work in this direction.

"The organizations and people that sign this document are global cultural actors. We are networks of governmental and non-governmental organizations and all work locally and nationally, connecting local communities to globalization. We are active stakeholders in local and national development policies. We believe strongly that culture can aid the fight against poverty and strengthen communities. We have witnessed the progress made in recent years and deem that culture is not only at the centre of the challenges at stake but also an essential component of the answer.
We have written this document to support the efforts that are carried out at a global level. It is a natural step. Only the explicit inclusion of culture in the Post-2015 Development Agenda will enable transformative change. The Post-2015 Development Agenda is a unique opportunity to enshrine internationally what is already a reality in the world".

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