Event organizer
Agenda 21 for Culture
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08002 Barcelona


3rd Culture Summit

Start: 2019-04-03 00:00
End: 2019-04-05 00:00
Place: Buenos Aires
The UCLG Culture Summit is a unique global event, sends very strong messages on the role of culture in development and provides a remarkable international visibility to the city / region / local government that hosts the event. The programme of the Summit, to be elaborated between the UCLG Committee on culture and the host city, will emphize that culture is an integral part of sustainable cities, and will promote the sharing of experiences and innovations from cities accross the world.
The third Summit will emphasize that culture is an integral part of sustainable cities. It will discuss and provide evidences from cities around the world that the core areas of culture (diversity, knowledge, heritage, creativity) have a strong connection with people-centered development (human rights, governance, environment, urban planning, social inclusion and the economy). Good practices from cities around the world will be presented during the Summit. The third Summit will address the place of cultural aspects within the global agendas on sustainable development (namely, the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals), as well as how to strengthen the position of culture in their implementation. In late 2017, UCLG Committee on Culture will launch a document entitled “Culture in the SDGs: a Guide for Local Action”, which will provide guidance in this area. The UN agencies and global civil society networks will participate in these debates. The city of Buenos Aires has a very strong cultural imprint and is the cradle of outstanding expressions, institutions and cultural programmes recognised by the international community. The Summit will also represent a great opportunity for cities around the world to connect with Buenos Aires’ culture.
The 3rd UCLG Culture Summit will take place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 3-5 April 2019. It will tackle the following key themes:
  • Culture in the SDGs: towards 2030
  • A gender perspective in cultural policies
  • Implementing Culture 21 Actions
  • Social Transformation and Culture
  • Independent culture
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