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Cultural Boost in the Achievement of the SDGs
The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments facilitated by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) has just released its annual report to the UN High-Level Political Level 2023.
The report, available here, includes a paper entitled "Cultural Boost in the Achievement of the SDGs: How local and regional governments are promoting cultural heritage and sustainable cities and territories".
It explores the crucial role of culture in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG11 on cities and human settlements, and it examines projects, programmes and policies developed by local and regional governments (LRGs), civil society organisations, heritage professionals. The paper includes an analysis of positive and negative interactions between cultural policies and actions and each one of the SDGs, and it specifically provides evidence on the interlinkage between cultural policies and heritage and the SDGs 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16 and 17, where the interlinkages are the strongest.
Read the full paper here!