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M. Ban Ki-moon, Secrtaire gnral de lOrganisation des Nations Unies, Mme Helen Clark, Administratrice du PNUD, et des ministres des affaires trangres, de lducation et de la culture ont recommand dintgrer la culture dans lagenda mondial du dveloppement post-2015, dans le cadre du dbat thmatique organis linitiative de M. Vuk Jeremić, Prsident de la 67e session de lAssemble gnrale des Nations Unies.
United Nations officials have highlighted the need to recognize the vital role of culture in poverty reduction and sustainable growth, and to ensure that it is integrated into the post-2015 development agenda.
Before the Members of the United Nations, the Ville de Montral today made an important plea for culture as an indispensable pillar of development. The presentation was part of a debate on culture and development convened in New York by the President of the General Assembly, Vuk Jeremić, in the presence of Secretary-General Ban-Ki moon.
'Less than 1,000 days of action remain before the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals. As we make a last big push, and as we define the contours of a post-2015 development agenda, we must answer two questions.'
The second UNESCO Culture and Development Week will take place in the central province of Quang Nam, Vietnam from June 19-26.
Arts and Culture Minister, Paul Mashatile, is set to participate in a high level thematic debate on Culture and Development to be hosted on Wednesday 12 June 2013, at the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.