IFACCA’s Executive Director, Sarah Gardner, and Research Manager, Annamari Laaksonen, both spoke at the 2nd United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Culture Summit on 10-13 May in Jeju, South Korea.
The theme of the Summit was “Commitments and Actions for Culture in Sustainable Cities” and the plenary sessions focused on cross-cutting themes which had also informed the design of the overall programme. The key themes were Implementing Culture 21 Actions, Towards a Global Culture 2030 Goal and Cultural Rights and Local Alliances for Culture.
Sarah Gardner chaired the Parallel Session Building a “Culture2030Goal” and participated as a speaker in the plenary session on Culture and the SDGs: towards a Global Culture 2030 Goals .
Annamari Laaksonen chaired the Session on Local cultural policies and national frameworks that presented the results and the study, D'Art 51: Local cultural policies and national frameworks conducted by IFACCA and the Committee on Culture of UCLG in 2016-17. She also participated as a speaker in the parallel session on Gender in Cultural Policies.