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Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Thursday said literature can bring down violence in todays world as reading and writing broadens minds.
Nina Obuljen, researcher at IRMO and member of the Culturelink Team, participated at the ECOSOC breakfast discussion hosted by Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO. Following Culturelink's longterm commitment to research and reflection on culture and development, in her intervention Nina Obuljen highlighted three important aspects of the potential of culture for promoting sustainable development.
In an informal meeting held in Vilnius, Lithuania, EU Ministers for Culture and Audiovisual Affairs made a statement on proactive cultural policies to maintain culture as an agent for economic growth and social cohesion. EU Ministers invite policy makers in other sectors to open up ways for a better and more effective application of cultural and creative sector inputs, taking into account national challenges and specificities.
What are the most effective ways that lead to tangible results in applying the social and economic potential of culture and the creative industries?
Can cultural heritage be an asset for development? The answer to this question was unequivocally yes, during the 6th capacity building workshop Development through Conservation, organised in Tbilisi by the Project "Regional Co-operation for Cultural Heritage Development (RCCHD).
The Social and Cultural Development Sector of the Council of Ministers Wednesday met at the premises of the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers, under chairmanship of the Minister of Education, Suad Abdul-Raziq, and approved the plans of the Ministries of Guidance and Endowments and Education for the year 2014.