Leading up to the adoption of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the International Music Council campaigned together with several global cultural networks under the banner “The Future We Want Includes Culture” for the inclusion of one specific goal devoted to culture, or for the integration of cultural aspects across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This campaign was also known as the #culture2015goal campaign. In the final document of this campaign (23 September 2015: “Culture in the SDG Outcome Document: Progress Made, but Important Steps Remain Ahead“), the networks committed to keep their cooperation active.
Building on this commitment, and with the COVID-19 pandemic that the world is facing at this moment, we need to rebuild our societies and culture cold be the answer. Culture brings inspiration, comfort and hope into people’s lives, even more in this special time.
To harness this potential, the #Culture2030Goal movement, in the context of its engagement in the United Nations 2030 Agenda, calls on UN agencies, governments and all other stakeholders to act.
We are happy to share with you this important campaign and we invite to sign it and share it as well in order to ensuring culture fulfills its potential in responding to COVID-19 Pandemic.