For the first time at the global level, the recently adopted United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030 acknowledges the key role of culture, creativity and cultural diversity to solving sustainable development challenges. This recognition resonates with the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, the 10th anniversary of which we celebrate in 2015.

In view of Agenda 2030, this first-ever UNESCO monitoring report aims to collect, analyse and disseminate information on the different ways in which countries across the world are integrating culture into sustainable development policies and programes. It provides in-depth analysis of current trends, advances and challenges faced by policy actors met by innovative policies and measures such as transnational mobility, artistic freedom, access to international marketplaces and the digital environment. It also provides an unprecedented integrated monitoring framework in the field of culture with proposed indicators of change and progress.

You can access the report webpage here.