EU: Culture can play a crucial role in strengthening international partnerships

A new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU international relations Brussels, 8 June 2016 (EC) – The strategy adopted today is in line with the Commission’s priority to make the EU a stronger global actor. Culture can play a crucial role in strengthening international partnerships. The ‘Strategy

Poor Us: an animated history – Why Poverty? Trailer

The poor may always have been with us, but attitudes towards them have changed. Beginning in the Neolithic Age, Ben Lewis’s film takes us through the changing world of poverty. You go to sleep, you dream, you become poor through the ages. And when you awake, what can you say

UNESCO Culture for Development Indicator Suite

An operational tool of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, the UNESCO Culture for Development Indicator Suite (CDIS) is an innovative advocacy tool that illustrates with quantitative data and statistics how culture contributes to economic growth at the national level, how it enlarges

The Meaning of Culture

Culture is an important sector of social and human development, which contributes to identity-building and self-esteem, fosters economic growth and social cohesion, and helps to promote political participation and ownership. Culture enables people and societies to build an identity and to develop active citizenship. It can contribute to conflict prevention

The Culture-Development Nexus

Culture was long regarded as being on the margins of the development process or listed lower down the hierarchy of needs but there has been a growing recognition in recent years of just how crucial culture is to humanity’s development and well-being. Culture is increasingly understood as a resource for

UNESCO’s Culture Diversity Programming Lens

The cultural diversity lens is a tool to systematically analyze and evaluate whether programmes, policies and practices do in fact incorporate and promote the principles enshrined in the 2001 Declaration. It guides programme officers and decision-makers in understanding the cultural context in which they operate, identifying gaps and shortcomings of

The European Commission’s cultural dimension of development cooperation

The European Commission believes that any successful development must build upon an appropriate cultural dimension as an element of social cohesion and inclusion, social stability, empowerment of youth, women and the disabled, and promotion of democracy and human rights. Culture also plays an important role in conflict and postconflict zones,

Culture makes money | UNCTAD Report series

The creative and cultural industries (CCIs) are one of the most dynamic sectors worldwide. According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), trade in creative goods and services currently amounts to 592 billion US dollars and accounts for almost 3.7% of global trade. Even during the financial

Training and Events on Culture for Development

Culture. Market. Development. Stimuli from the Creative Industry for International Cooperation http://tinyurl.com/8zh75om International conference, 25.09.2012 – 26.09.2012 , Bonn, Germany Can the creative and cultural industries (CCIs) be considered a job creation machine that can guarantee many people a steady income even in a difficult economic environment? Can their potential

Weblinks on Culture for Development

This is a large list of culture and development sites, libraries and networks. You can use Weitzenegger’s Culture for Development Cruiser to access them quickly. Use your own search terms. It’s as easy as Google. Loading Danish Center for Culture and Development (DCCD) http://www.dccd.dk/en/ DCCD promotes cultural co-operation between Denmark

Reading List on Culture for Development

This is a large reading list on culture and development. You can use Weitzenegger’s Culture for Development Cruiser to access them quickly. Use your own search terms. It’s as easy as Google. Loading Weitzenegger’s Culture4dev Reader http://culture4dev.weitzenegger.de This page displays recent news and links on culture and development from the

United Nations recognizes the role of culture for development

On 20 December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on culture and development, which emphasizes the important contribution of culture for sustainable development and for the achievement of national and international development objectives, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). http://tinyurl.com/7b5zeah Paragraph 16 of the final declaration emphasizes