UNESCO publishes report on Culture and Public Policy for Sustainable Development
UNESCO has published a report: Culture and public policy for sustainable development, presented at the Forum of Ministers of Culture, 2019. The study is a compilation of contributions from member states and provides interesting 'Regional Snapshots' on trends, challenges and opportunities.
The report places sustainable development as a shared commitment, with new challenges placing culture on the frontline of addressing social issues:
Over the last two decades, the world has witnessed the emergence of new challenges whose scope,complexity and interdependence have shaped the public policy landscape as a whole. These issues raisefresh questions for cultural policies, creating unprecedented challenges and opportunities in the field of culture, but also requiring a re-examination of the fundamental role of culture in societies, its anchoring inpublic policies and its potential contribution to building a more just, equitable and sustainable world.
Within Asia, the report states that the diversity of development contexts and priorities is a challenge for the development and application of overall regional policy models in Asia.
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