Proceedings - Hangzhou International Congress

Introducing Cultural Heritage into the Sustainable Development Agenda

The cultural heritage has been absent from the sustainable development debate despite its crucial importance to societies and the wide acknowledgment of its importance at national level. It has also been absent despite the wide ratification of the UNESCO Culture Conventions by the Organization’s Member States. Globalization, urbanization and climate change can threaten the cultural heritage and weaken cultural diversity. What measures are needed to promote the safeguarding of the cultural heritage in the global development agenda? What are the concrete actions that need to be taken in order to integrate cultural heritage conservation and promotion into the sustainable development debate?

Panel Discussion 3A-a
Introducing Cultural Heritage in the Sustainable Development Debate

  • Kishore Rao (Moderator),Director oftheUNESCO World Heritage Centre




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