We are happy to share the recording of our webinar explaining the work and missions of the Culture2030Goal campaign. 

For ten years, IFLA has worked with other international cultural networks in order to make the case for better recognition of the role of culture, both as a development goal in its own right, and an enabler of wider progress, under the title initially of Culture2015Goal, and now the Culture2030Goal campaign.

The campaign argues that a failure to give sufficient priority to culture risks it being forgotten in the planning and delivery of development policies, harming their effectiveness. With the cultural sector itself a great source of ideas and energy, often strongly integrated into communities, and broader cultural understanding vital to driving the behaviour change needed to make development happen, we cannot afford to forget it.

The recording is now available of our webinar introducing the Culture2030Goal campaign. This provides a deeper look at the connection between culture and development, the place of culture in the current (2030) agenda, the implications that this has for both the culture field and development outcomes, and how we can do better in future. You can also download the PowerPoint for your own use.

It closes with ideas on how library associations and libraries everywhere can get involved, in particular in advocating for the place of culture in the Declaration from the Sustainable Development Goal Summit, taking place this September. Further guidance on how to do this is available in our short guide. You can also consult our guide to organising workshops on culture and development in order to get ideas for holding your own sessions.

View the recording on IFLA’s YouTube channel.