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.
ICOMOS is pleased to announce that the #CultureCovid19 Statement, issued on 20 April 2020, launched with a webinar on 21 May 2020 and available in several languages on the #Culture2030Goal website, has been officially endorsed by H.E. Mr Tijjani Muhammed-Bande, President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNPGA).
ICOMOS has been closely engaged with the topic of sustainable development in recent years, both in the run up to and since the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. ICOMOS’ work is undertaken by a Working Group under the coordination of a volunteer ICOMOS Focal Point.
As the UN Decade of Action kicks off for the "transformative 2030 Agenda", ICOMOS’ work on advocating the role of cultural heritage in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is steadily gaining visibility, set to impact the international policy arena and our own heritage practice. The ICOMOS SDGs Working Group (SDGWG) continued its wide range of activities in 2019, from developing partnerships and advocacy to internal mobilization through national and scientific Committees.
ICOMOS and partners in the Culture 2030 Goal campaign have released a Statement on 'Culture and the COVID-19 Pandemic', framed in our commitment to the 2030 Agenda and the need to guarantee culture is at the heart of the UN Decade of Action for the SDGs. The statement is open to endorsements by all organizations, at the link provided in the document (read the full article to download the document).
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