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.
ICOMOS and partners in the Culture 2030 Goal campaign have released, on 20 April 2020, a Statement on Culture and the COVID-19 pandemic. Signed by eight international cultural networks, the statement is 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.
Entitled 'ENSURING CULTURE FULFILLS ITS POTENTIAL IN RESPONDING TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC', the statement's preamble emphasizes:
"With the world faced with the COVID-19 pandemic today and the need to rebuild our societies tomorrow, culture should be at the heart of the response. Culture brings inspiration, comfort and hope into people’s lives. To harness this potential, the Culture 2030 Goal movement, in the context of its engagement in the United Nations 2030 Agenda, calls on UN agencies, governments and all other stakeholders to act."
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Original information: https://www.icomos.org/en/focus/un-sustainable-development-goals/74910-culture-2030-goal-covid-19-statement