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In 2015 the United Nations (UN) approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which guides the spending of governments and international agencies – such as the World Bank – on development initiatives over a 15-year period. Culture had been notably absent in the previous eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which operated from 2000 to 2015, and there was widespread international concern that culture was not recognised as a means to achieve sustainable development.
The Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions was adopted by UNESCO in October 2005, and entered into force in March 2007. IFACCA has been involved in various activities related to the convention.
The arts and its connection to environmental sustainability has been a topic of interest for IFACCA for several years. In the context of global debates on climate change and the role of government and international agencies in setting targets and strategies, it is appropriate to consider the role of government agencies with responsibility for supporting arts and culture.
We have undertaken several projects to encourage policy makers, researchers and practitioners to share information about arts and education: from a Mini Summit on Arts and Education, to participation in international seminars and collaborative research on the impact of arts programmes on the education of children and young people.