Supporting Culture is an investment
In 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.
Indeed, culture is a powerful economic tool which generates employment and income through cultural industries, cultural tourism and local traditional know-how. Moreover, it contributes also in fostering dialogue and social cohesion.
Cultural dimension, as an essential component of human development, remains, nevertheless, not sufficiently included in development policies and activities.
UN resolution invites, thus, the main development stakeholders to:
- Incorporate culture into all development policies.
- Promote its positive value, as an essential investment for world’s future.
- Raise public awareness of the importance of cultural diversity for sustainable development.
- Support and assist the development of a dynamic cultural and creative sector in developing countries by encouraging creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, and providing technical and vocational training for culture professionals.