04.03.2013 - UNESCO Office in Dakar

Online discussion on the contribution of culture in creating sustainable development

Beninese Afropoprock musician Sessime’s '(pictured) career took off after she got the chance to have her CD marketed through the ground-breaking IFCD-sponsored Promixus Rezo project. Photo credit: Gomez Bruno

Culture will be at the center stage between 5 to 19 March 2013. Join experts, researchers and practitioners from around the world to discuss ways and means in which culture is contributing to a more effective, sustainable and equitable development. Discussions will take place in English, French and Spanish.

It will be jointly moderated by UNESCO and the Millennium Development Goal Fund (MDG-Fund). Moderators are Giovanni Boccardi of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and Guiomar Alonso Cano, Programme Specialist at UNESCO’s Regional Office in Dakar, as well as Sara Ferrer Olivella, Deputy Director and Programme Advisor, MDG Achievement Fund.

The year 2013 will be an important turning point for Culture. In July, ministers from around the world will convene for the Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Geneva to assess their progress on the international development agenda. In particular, they will focus on the promotion of science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for sustainable development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

The objective of the online discussion is to formulate critical policy messages and concrete recommendations for the 2013 Annual Ministerial Review.

Register here to receive an invitation to take part in the discussion.

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