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The UN General Assembly further acknowledged that culture contributes to peace and security, as a valuable resource for empowering communities to participate fully in social and cultural life, facilitating inclusive governance and dialogue at the national, regional and international levels and contributing to conflict prevention and resolution, as well as to reconciliation and recovery.

Beyond these, the UN General Assembly encourages Member States, UN agencies, Civil Societies and other relevant stakeholders to give due consideration to culture and sustainable development in the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda.

Many recommendations by experts and meetings from:

  • The Hangzhou International Congress (China) in May 2013
  • In June 2013, the UN General Assembly Thematic Debate on “Culture and Development” held at UN Headquarters (New York)
  • In July 2013, the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review was dedicated to “Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals
  • Open Working Group of the General Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals dealt with culture during its 4th meeting in June 2013
  • Group of Friends on Culture and Development launched in Sept 2013;

in addressing key issues on the place of culture in Sustainable Development Goals called for clarity and platforms for global discussion on the role and place of culture to Post 2015 Development Agenda.

Permanent Mission of Grenada to the United Nations with UNESCO Center for Global Education, and Ford Foundation will join the world stakeholders and UNESCO to mark the 10 years of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions with a two days summit on the theme; “Infusing Culture in the Sustainable Development Agenda: Invitation to Traditional Stakeholders”.

Overview Reflections, Statements , MDGs
Potential of culture for promoting sustainable development and overcoming the Millennium Development Goals Challenges Worldviews, Perspectives and Frames of References

Keynote

  Culture and SDG

Panel

  Accelerating Culture for the next 15 years Strategies for Action
  Cultural Values and development styles  
  Cultural diversity, Expressions and inclusions Multicultural Education
  Cultural diversity, Expressions and inclusions Multicultural Education
Closing Remarks   Announcement

Friday August 7, 2015

Session 2: Trusteeship Council, UN Headquarters 10:00AM-1:00PM

Enriching Cultural Education in the promotion of Culture for Growth and Development

Special guest Presentations

Place of culture in SDG

5Speakers

60mins

Keynote

Leveraging Creative Industries of Culture and inclusive societal energies to Sustainable Development

Arts and Culture

Development and culture

Gender and culture

Economy and Culture

Panel Intervention

45 minutes

Building Synergies for Regional stakeholder partnerships to enhanced the strengthening of culture to global development

Cultural Mechanisms in integrating world cultures

Post 2015 SDA

Best Practices

45 Mins

Culture and SDG Ahead: Sharing the positive impact of Culture in implementation of SDG Maximizing the inclusion of Culture in addressing human, social and economic dimension Call to Action
     

6:00pm-8:00pm: Closing Session and reception on Arts Exhibition/Recognition

Saturday August 8, 2015 11:00A: M-3:00P: M: Taking to the Community: Cultural Exposition Festival and Creative Development, Boat Cruise and Tour of New York and Closing Ceremony

Participants:

The Summit will include participation of traditional rulers, titled philanthropist and spirited individuals, UNESCO agencies, academia, Member States cultural agencies, parastatals and

stakeholders, Observers, UN Agencies and representatives of civil society, private sector, and other relevant interest groups.

Outcome:

  • The outcome from the summit and exhibition will highlight the voices of traditional stakeholders in
  • Strengthening traditional institutional capacities to develop cultural mechanism for growth and development
  • Developing cultural synergies to promote cultural diversity within the world regions
  • Provide contribution to Post 2015 Development Agenda on place of culture to Sustainable Development Goals successes
  • Build inter-cultural approach partnerships for regional growth and development

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