Second Culture Summit of the UCLG
UCLG – United Cities and Local Governments – will host its second Culture Summit in Jeju, Republic of Korea, in May 2017.
The Summit will be a point of convergence for the local governments and other relevant actors working on “Culture in Sustainable Cities” and refer to the UCLG Agenda 21 for culture. This second Summit follows the success of the first UCGL Culture Summit in Bilbao, Spain, in 2015, which recognized the importance of culture in sustainable cities and united key stakeholders in the promotion of cultural policies at the urban level.
The second Culture Summit of UCLG will also respond to the growing importance given to the nexus of culture, cities and sustainable development by international organisations and frameworks. Recent milestones include the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (adopted in September 2015), the New Urban Agenda (adopted by the Habitat III Conference in Quito, October 2016) and the Statement of the 2nd World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments (also adopted in Quito, October 2016).
Registration closes 7 April 2017.
Members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network are strongly encouraged to participate.