UCLG: UCLG Culture Summit in Jeju: Online registrations are now open

UCLG: UCLG Culture Summit in Jeju: Online registrations are now open


The second UCLG Culture Summit will be hosted by the Province of Jeju (Republic of Korea) from 10-13 May 2017. The UCLG Culture Summit is the main meeting point at global level for cities, local governments and other stakeholders that are committed to the effective implementation of policies and programmes on culture and sustainability.
Entitled “Commitments and Actions for Culture in Sustainable Cities”, the second UCLG Culture Summit aims to develop and reinforce messages on the role of culture in sustainable development, with particular emphasis on the importance of cities and local spaces. It can also be seen as a forum for knowledge-sharing, peer-learning and networking among cities and local governments. It expects to gather approximately 300 participants from all world regions.  

The UCLG Culture Summit is also one of the World Urban Campaign's Urban Thinkers Campuses foreseen in 2017, which are meant to generate action plans and commitments to implement the New Urban Agenda.

Local Action 2030

The second UCLG Culture Summit will also respond to the growing importance given to the nexus of culture, cities and sustainable development by international organisations and frameworks. Recent milestones include the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (adopted in September 2015), the New Urban Agenda (adopted by the Habitat III Conference in Quito, October 2016) and the Statement of the 2nd World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments (also adopted in Quito, October 2016).
The practical toolkit called Culture 21: Actions was adopted on the occasion of the 1st UCLG Culture Summit (Bilbao, March 2015), and enables local governments, civil society activists and other relevant stakeholders to evaluate, implement and exchange knowledge on how to fully integrate culture in local sustainable development. Experiences from cities currently implementing Culture 21: Actions will be presented and discussed at the Jeju Summit.   

Check out the programme 

Over three days, the 2nd UCLG Culture Summit will combine plenary sessions, smaller, thematic parallel sessions, project presentations and networking spaces. Additional information about the Summit’s themes and structure is presented in the background document and is also available on the Summit website.
Please save the dates of the Culture Summit in your diary (10-13 May 2017), discover the background document and explore the website

You are encouraged to register as soon as possible, as participation has been fixed at around 300 participants.

Article by UCLG 
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