Partnering through Culture, Heritage and Art for Resilient and Inclusive Recovery

Side event at the UN High Level Political Forum 2021

When

7 July 2021

Where

Online

IFLA will be represented by Stephen Wyber, Manager, Policy and Advocacy

Description

Culture is now recognized as the fourth pillar of sustainable development, and cultural and creative industries (CCI) are being celebrated in 2021 through the UN International Year of the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.

With a unique ability to support resilience and wellbeing - acutely observed during the COVID19 pandemic - the cultural sector has an undeniable potential to make a major contribution to delivering the SDGs.

Beyond the impacts that the cultural fields, including heritage and art, have in and of themselves, partnerships involving cultural actors can also increase the impact of wider policies, everywhere from climate action to community cohesion and public health. Meaningful partnerships, based on accountability and inclusiveness, can lead not only to a more sustainable future for heritage, art, and cultural institutions at large, but also reinforce their ability to enhance our resilience and wellbeing.

Beyond the impacts that the cultural fields, including heritage and art, have in and of themselves, partnerships involving cultural actors can also increase the impact of wider policies, everywhere from climate action to community cohesion and public health. Meaningful partnerships, based on accountability and inclusiveness, can lead not only to a more sustainable future for heritage, art, and cultural institutions at large, but also reinforce their ability to enhance our resilience and wellbeing.

Following on from the High-Level Event organised by the President of the UNGA on 21 May 2021, and the #Culture2030Goal side event at HLPF 2020, this session will look at how partnerships with the culture sector can accelerate sustainable development in the Decade of Action, while supporting the cultural life of our communities, and safeguarding our heritage for future generations.

What partnership models are possible? How can unique strengths be combined? What lessons can be shared?

This session will bring together representatives of local and national governments, civil society and experts, each with experiences that can help build a global sense of how partnering through culture can power resilient and inclusive recovery.

Speakers:

  • Mayor Tunc Soyer, Izmir, Turkey
  • Mayor Peter Kurz, Mannheim, Germany
  • Hyung Koo Han, Secretary General, Korean National Commission for UNESCO
  • Stephen Wyber, Manager, Policy and Advocacy, IFLA
  • Jordi Pasciual, Coordinator, UCLG Culture Committee and Culture 2030 Goal Campaign
  • Pamela Jerome, Treasurer General, ICOMOS
  • Patricia O'Donnell, President, OurWorldHeritage Foundation
  • Stephen Stenning, British Council
  • Julianne Polanco, Co-Chair, Climate Heritage Network
  • Doris Sommer, Founder and Faculty, Cultural Agents
  • Katey Warran, Research Fellow, UCL
  • Moderator: Ege Yildirim

Download the flyer for more.

We are very happy to be working with OurWorldHeritage Foundation, United Cities and Local Governments' Culture Committee, the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, the Global Parliament of Mayors, the City of Izmir, Cultural Agents, the British Council, the City of Mannheim, the Climate Heritage Network, and the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) to deliver this event.

The session will take place on 7 July 2021 from 1pm to 2:30pm New York time (see what time this is for you). 

Register for the event.

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Last update: 7 July 2021