As part of the UN High-Level Political Forum taking place virtually on 7-16 July 2020, ICOMOS is pleased to announce their Side Event, «An Accelerator Under-Used? Realising the potential of culture for short-term recovery and long-term sustainable development» on 13 July 2020 from 12:00-13:30 EST.
Organised jointly by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and ICOMOS, the session will investigate how well culture has been integrated into the UN 2030 Agenda process so far, and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It will draw lessons from this experience, and assess how far we have come since 2015. To find ways to build back better, making the most of the interlinkages highlighted by the 2030 Agenda, there will then be an open discussion. This will explore, holistically, how cultural actors, assets, perspectives and institutions can strengthen policy responses across the board, supported by insights from government agencies, major cultural networks and independent experts.
We are honoured to have among confirmed speakers, H.E. Mr. Ernesto Ottone, Assistant Director General, Culture, UNESCO; H.E. Mr. Jerobeam Shaanika, Deputy Chef de Cabinet, Office of the President of the UN General Assembly; José Alfonso Suárez del Real, Minister for Culture of Mexico City; Dr Daisy Fancourt, UCL, Lead on WHO Europe Report on Culture and Health; and Nikiesha Hamilton from Brooklyn Museum, beside representatives of the Culture 2030 Goal campaign (ARTERIAL Network, Culture Action Europe, International Music Council).
Please see the full list of speakers in the event flyer, and join us at this event on Zoom at https://bit.ly/385c77N.