18.06.2014 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

Call for Papers: the Global Thematic Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda on Culture and Development

The role of culture for sustainable development has been increasingly recognized in recent decades. Countries have begun to view culture as an asset in eradicating poverty, inequality and discriminations while seeking innovative development paths with full ownership of communities. Culture, as an enabler and a driver of sustainable development, has helped income generation, job creations, and livelihood improvements. In addition, we cannot avoid the fact that development policies responsive to cultural context yield stronger and more sustainable development outcomes.

As the co-conveners of the global thematic consultation on Culture and Development in the framework of the elaboration process of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, UNESCO, UNFPA and UNDP are jointly organizing a discussion on Culture and Development. This is one of 6 themes of the Post-2015 Dialogues that are currently being conducted by the UN with a view to set the agenda for the follow-up to the MDGs. The current round of consultations aims to obtain a broad view from across the world on the role culture plays and should play in sustainable development.

In relations to these global consultations that will be conducted at different levels, an e-discussion and a call for papers have been launched. The e-discussion and call for papers have been opened as one of the venues to stimulate discussion and engagement with specialists and the interested public around the world.

Further information on the Call for Papers download here

The e-discussion sub-themes can be accessed directly through the links below:

  1. Culture in the Post-2015 Agenda: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/440843
  2. Culture and Poverty Reduction: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/440842
  3. Culture and Education: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/440840
  4. Culture, gender equality and women’s empowerment: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/440838
  5. Culture, sustainable cities and urbanisation: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/440836
  6. Culture, the environment and climate change: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/440834
  7. Culture, inclusion and reconciliation: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/440833

The different types of consultations will result in a final report on Culture and Development in the Post-2015 Agenda that synthesises the e-debates and the outcomes of the global and national consultations. Such report will in turn feed the UN Secretary-General’s report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda to be issued by the end of 2014.

Further information on the consultation can be found on the following website: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/culture2015.


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