The MDG-F Joint Programmes on Culture and Development are contributing in multiple ways to the achievement of MDG 2, namely ensuring quality education, among others by:

  • Promoting multilingualism in education through the incorporation of local/indigenous/minority languages into curricula (e.g. study conducted in Mozambique in view of elaborating a National Language Policy recognizing local languages in the national education system)
  • Mainstreaming cultural assets in educational systems and curricula (e.g. cultural heritage mainstreamed in Namibia’s national educational curricula)
  • Supporting creative and artistic education (e.g. Culture Houses established in Honduras to provide music, theater and dance classes for children under the age of 18)
  • Promoting cultural diversity and mutual understanding among school children (e.g. intercultural summer camps in Bosnia and Herzegovina)