The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) released a publication on the essential contribution of libraries to development in the context of the UN 2030 Agenda.
The Committee on Culture of United and Local Governments (UCLG) regrets the recent decision to dismantle the Ministry of Culture in Brazil. Over the past few years, the federal Ministry has played a very significant role in strengthening the governance of culture in Brazil, in close cooperation with state and local governments, thus contributing to innovation in cultural policy and the exercise of cultural rights by citizens. The Committee on Culture of UCLG endorses the statement published by the National Forum of Local Secretaries and Directors for Culture from Capitals and Metropolitan Regions, and calls for the reinstatement of the Ministry of Culture.
On 21 may, the Brazilian government announced the reinstatement of a Ministry of Culture in Brazil.
The City of Belo Horizonte and its Municipal Cultural Foundation (FMC) organised the first World Forum on Artistical and Cultural Training (26-29 April 2016).
The UN-DESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs) published the article "Indigenous people talk conflict, peace and resolution at this year's forum" in its newsletter 'Voice'.
The magazine 'Les Inrockuptibles', jointly with the 'In Situ' and 'Lieux Publics' networks have released a special issue on "Artists facing European public space in crisis".
Researchers Adriana Partal and Kim Duphny have published an article on "Cultural impact assessment: a systematic literature review of current methods and practice around the world" (via Interració).