bullet_2 Montreal organizes a lunch-discussion on culture and sustainable development on 12 November 2012. Marie-Ève Bonneau, cultural development expert in the City of Montreal, will explain how culture is linked to sustainable development within the municipal policies; Charles Vallerand, executive director of the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity will present the international context and Valérie Guilmain, head of projects at the Ministry for culture and Communication of Quebec, will present the process of implementation of the Agenda 21 for culture of Quebec. Read more >>

bullet_2 The Ministry for culture of Brazil and United Cities and Local Governments – UCLG are organizing a seminar on “Culture and sustainability in Rio+20”. The seminar will take place on 19 June 2012, in Rio de Janeiro. More information is available here:  eng  fra spa

bullet_2 UNESCO provides its input on all the Rio+20 key themes and provides a wealth of concrete examples for each theme. Read more >>

bullet_2 Rio+20: We have drafted the document “Lobbying for Culture as the 4th Pillar of Sustainable Development in the Process of the Rio+20 Summit”, offering ideas to be considered by cultural activists, networks and stakeholders preparing a submission to the Secretariat of the Rio+20 Conference in order to influence the initial documents for the negotiations.  Read more >>

bullet_2 The zero-draft of the outcome document of Rio+20 Conference has been released. Culture is in paragraph 16. But we want more. See the amendments of UCLG and use our model letter to lobby national governments and other stakeholders. Act now ! 

bullet_2 The Cultural Development Network of Victoria (Australia) and UCLG-ASPAC organise the international one-day conference “How does the inclusion of culture with social, environmental and economic policies strengthen local governance?” on Tuesday 4 October at Melbourne Town HallRead more >>

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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

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