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On 20 October, the UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, opened the UNESCO Creative Cities Summit in Beijing.The Director-General placed the Summit within the context of all UNESCOs work to promote recognition of culture for sustainable development,embodied recently in the landmark International Congress on Culture: Key to Sustainable Development, held in Hangzhou last May.
Mr James Adabuga, Northern Regional Director of the Centre for National Culture on Friday, expressed the need for the country to protect her cultural heritage in order to promote development and national cohesion.
Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda has said societies which have weak cultural links are open for disintegration and stagnation in development.
A lo largo de las ltimas dcadas, la UNESCO ha profundizado en la idea de que, en un modelo deseable de desarrollo, la Cultura ocupa un lugar central. No solamente porque es un vector que fomenta el desarrollo, sino que adems es una referencia que orienta el modo en que se disean las sociedades.
In 2012 the Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust enterred into a programme partnership with the UNDP Dialogue Financing Facility (DFF) on the My Zimbabwe Story project. The project aimed to incorporate the cultural sphere into a broad-based framework of UNDP (DFF) partners by creating an interactive platform for creation, presentation and dialoguing on Zimbabwean experiences and aspirations.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the European Union have today announced they will strengthen their cooperation and scale up their joint operations on areas of mutual interest, such as education, culture, science and technology, water and oceans, and freedom of expression.