In the lead-up to the Special Summit on Sustainable Development, to be held within the UN's 70th General Assembly in New York on 25-27 September, IFACCA, together with the other leaders of the global campaign 'The Future We Want includes Culture', has released a communique, available in English, French and Spanish.
The Communique identifies achievements and shortcomings of the UN processes that led to the Outcome Document, 'Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development' with regard to the recognition of culture's role in sustainable development. It also identifies six steps that the campaign hopes to take in the future, based on the experiences gained to date.
The networks leading the campaign were: IFACCA, IFCCD, Agenda 21 for culture (UCLG), Culture Action Europe, Arterial Network, IMC - International Music Council, ICOMOS, IFLA and Red Latinoamericana de Arte para la Transformación Social.
The campaign was launched on 1 May 2014 with the "Declaration on the Inclusion of Culture in the Sustainable Development Goals" which has been signed by 900 organisations and more than 2500 individuals in 120 countries. Campaign leaders thank these signatories and other supporters for the important role they played in creating – for the first time ever – a global voice for the cultural sector.
For more information on IFACCA’s activities in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals is available here: http://www.ifacca.org/topic/culture-and-development/