As we approach the start of Rio+20 ,it may be interesting for you to read about the UN General Assembly resolution on culture and development/2011/A/RES/66/208. In this document the important contribution of culture to the achievement of sustainable development and of national and international development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals is emphasized, mentioning diverse… Continue reading UNGA Resolution on culture and Development
Local and Regional Governments towards RIO+20
A briefing on preparations for the Rio +20 Summit is available from the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), focusing on culture as key element of sustainability: “We believe that the paradigm of sustainable development needs a cultural pillar, and its implementation deserves cultural content. The Agenda 21 for culture (2004), the Policy Statement of… Continue reading Local and Regional Governments towards RIO+20
What REALLY happened in Copenhagen?
Remember the discussions as to what happened in Copenhagen, and this in anticipation of Cancun we posed ourselves the question what can be done to learn from recent experiences. This 25 page article is well written and formulated in such a way that the reporting is not so much a political positioning but rather a… Continue reading What REALLY happened in Copenhagen?