Building on the inclusion of culture and heritage in the Sustainable Development Goals, the CHST CoP fosters knowledge sharing with a clear operational focus, connecting interested staff across Global Practices and externals, leveraging new IT tools and social media, with the objective of helping to identify cutting-edge solutions for the benefit of our clients. The CoP will integrate these practices into the World Bank agenda by elevating CHST to greater importance, sustainability and resilience. The Community aims to use the virtual space for knowledge exchange and discussion, and also as a forum to share information and maintain contact between its members.
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, and Sameh Wahba, Director of the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice of the World Bank, signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at UNESCO Headquarters on 13 July to reinvigorate the two institutions' joint commitment to advance sustainable development by investing in culture, urban development, and resilience in an integrated manner.
"Culture is an essential component of the safe, inclusive, resilient and sustainable urban settlements everybody wants to live in. Culture should be at the core of new approaches for people-centered cities, quality urban environments and integrated policy-making."
Old City of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Croatia. (Photo: Justin Smith / Flickr CC) Today, we celebrate the International Day for Monuments and Sites. This year, the day focuses on Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism, which underlines the important linkage between culture and cities: Culture, identity, and a people-centered approach are central to building the urban future we want and ensuring sustainable urban development.
Dear Community Members, Let me introduce #Culture is #Development, a blog to unfold to the world the power of arts and culture in development processes, both in developing and developed countries: https://cultureisdevelopment.org/
(PALESTINE - GAZA) HEBA lives in Gaza. The Gaza Strip is a small self-governing Palestinian territory on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, that together with the West Bank, comprise the Palestinian territories, claimed by Palestinians as the State of Palestine. Gaza and the West Bank are separated from each other by Israeli territory.