As part of MONDIACULT 2022, The UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development, The British Council is partnering with World Cities Culture Forum to present two high-level policy dialogues addressing international cultural cooperation as well as regional cultural policies in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Taking place before the main conference in September, these events are part of The British Council's contribution to the MONDIACULT global policy dialogue, building on the legacy of The Missing Pillar Talks on Culture's contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.

About MONDIACULT conference 

The UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development – MONDIACULT 2022 is the next major milestone in UNESCO's contribution as a global platform for intergovernmental dialogue and policy development to reinvigorate the reflection on cultural policies in today’s context. The world has changed radically since the last edition in 1982 and new global challenges have emerged around sustainable development, digital transformation, the climate emergency as well as promotion of solidarity, peace, and security.    

The UNESCO MONDIACULT conference will be hosted by the Mexican Ministry of Culture from the 28th to the 30th of September 2022 in Mexico City.

Registration to our events:

1. High-Level Policy Dialogues on Cultural Cooperation

The first forum reflected on the relevance of Cultural Cooperation in advancing cultural and public policy and supporting local governments to address global challenges through arts and culture. It offers an opportunity for international cooperation representatives to reinvigorate the global dialogue on future policy perspectives beyond UN (United Nations) Agenda 2030.  

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2. Launch of the Atlas Report of Cultural Policies for Sustainable Development  - 31 August 2022

This forum will see LATAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) experts and policymakers reflect on cultural trends, insights, and analysis on the latest policies and initiatives in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.

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 Our work in Cultural Policy and the Sustainable Development Goals 

Arts and culture have the power to bring people together to tackle some of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century.  

Published in 2020, The Missing Pillar report explored culture’s contribution to UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, including People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships. Since 2021, The Missing Pillar Talks bring together cultural policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to bridge the gap between policy and practice and embed the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) as a framework for culture, as well as recognise culture as the missing pillar of development. 

These two official side events will build on The Missing Pillar Talks to ascertain how best to advance the thinking on cultural policies and practice internationally and build consensus on culture in development policy beyond 2030.