24 Sep 2020

Culture: A path towards a more sustainable future?

Hannah Abdullah, Research Fellow, CIDOB

How does culture matter to the United Nations in the twenty-first century? What is its role in creating a more sustainable future, strengthening the UN system and renewing the collective commitment to multilateralism?

In her study, Research Fellow Hannah Abdullah advocates for stronger investment in UN programmes and policies in the areas of cultural heritage and intercultural dialogue, especially where they relate to the UN’s peace and sustainable development agendas.

She explores why and how culture should be more systematically integrated into all environmental, economic and social policies, including peace and development policies. She also recommends to support the production of rigorous research and data on how cultural policies and programmes contribute to the UN’s three pillars (Peace and Security, Development, and Management).

Read the full study here