Held under the haut patronage de Monsieur le Ministre de la culture, the 27th ENCATC Congress “Diversity and sustainability at work. Policies and practices from culture and education” on 2-5 October in Dijon, France, will gather participants from across the globe for an exploration of diversity’s practical meanings in the cultural and creative sector, investigate how its different connotations are implemented in practice, and how they are contributing to the sustainability discourse in the field.
The UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Food, which took place in Parma, Italy, on 12 and 13 September, focused on culture, food and education as powerful enablers of transformational change and sustainable development. Whilst the cultivation, preparation and serving of food is a universal human experience, there is a rich variety of food practices around the world, constituting an important part of our shared heritage.
The UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, Parma, will host the first UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Food: Innovative Strategies for Sustainable Development, to promote the contribution of culture and food to environmental preservation, as well as strengthening social cohesion through the safeguarding of cultural traditions and know-how, from 12 to 13 September.
Prime Minister Abe reiterated Japan’s support to UNESCO and expressed that Japan will actively cooperate with the organization on areas such as education, culture, artificial intelligence, Disaster Risk Reduction and education for sustainable development, in particular as regards Africa’s development.
This evening’s Patron of the Arts Awards ceremony and dinner honoured 383 patrons who gave to the arts in 2018 – one of the highest in the history of the Awards. At the annual event organised by the National Arts Council (NAC), Minister for Culture, Community & Youth, Ms Grace Fu, conferred awards to 101 organisations and 282 individuals.
Counting on the World to Act details the sea change needed in modern statistical systems in order to support the world’s greatest needs. Get a sneak preview of the upcoming report in this executive summary.