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.
Come to visit ‘Butterfly’: Promoting Peace through Arts, at World Bank Main Complex until November 17, 2017.
The "Butterfly" initiative shows how Lebanese students and their refugee peers have worked together to produce artworks. The children and young teenagers developed stories on the theme of coexistence and depicted them in drawings on canvases.
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.