UNESCO, as the UN specialized agency with a global mandate on culture, is engaged in unleashing the power of culture for the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Thanks to its normative action, UNESCO moves the 17 SDGs ahead through its six cultural conventions by driving sustainable impact. Culture provides the necessary transformative dimension that ensures the sustainability of development processes. The integration of culture in development processes, strategies and policies at the national level is already well underway across the broad public policy spectrum, from reducing poverty through jobs, skills and employment in the cultural sector, to strengthening quality education for all and social justice, to providing context-relevant responses to foster environmental sustainability. UNESCO is engaged in providing a comprehensive support to Member States for the design, adaptation and implementation of their public policies by developing mechanisms and tools to document and measure the impact of culture on sustainable development from an integrated and comprehensive perspective. Culture should not be considered as a policy domain in isolation, but rather as a cross-cutting dimension that may foster a paradigm shift to renew policymaking towards an inclusive, people-centered and context-relevant approach.
Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity: Addressing culture as a global public good
Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity – Addressing culture as a global public good offers insightful new data that shed light on emerging trends at a global level, as well as putting forward policy recommendations to foster creative ecosystems that contribute to a sustainable world by 2030 and beyond.