whitrapThe World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP) published the HUL Guidebook featuring UNESCO's recommendations on the Historic Urban Landscape.

ArtsVille ActioncultureThe cultural network Les Arts et la Ville launched its Cultural Action Strategy (only in French), a new awareness-raising project aiming to promote the Agenda 21 for culture in Quebec (Canada).

UN HRThe new United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Ms Karima Bennoune, invites all relevant actors to contribute to a consultation on the intentional destruction of cultural heritage as a violation of human and cultural rights.

minc extThe 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.

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Our document carries the justification for such a goal and puts forward several targets and indicators. It is now time for culture to be at the heart of a positive transformative change.

International Award UCLG - MEXICO City - Culture 21

Banner En  copiaThe jury delivered its verdict, check out the cities that participated at the International Award UCLG - MEXICO City - Culture 21 and discover the winners

You can also consult the detailed Report of the Jury.