The International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (IFCCD) will participate in four events at UNESCO’s MONDIACULT 2022 conference to be held September 28-30, 2022 in Mexico City. One of the objectives of the events will be to support the Culture2030Goal campaign which aims to establish a Goal for Culture in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015.
U40 Network Mexico: Civil Society Participation in the 2005 UNESCO Convention
Friday, September 23 at 10am (Mexico City time – GMT-5) – online
Webinar organized by the Mexican civil association Creatividad y Cultura Glocal, Céline de Dianous, Communications and Events Manager of the IFCCD, will speak about the impact of the U40 network in Latin America.
Fair Culture – A Key to Sustainable Development
Tuesday, September 27 at 10 a.m. (Mexico City time – GMT-5) – Goethe-Institut, Mexico City
This conference organized by the German Commission for UNESCO will take on the recommendations of a vast international conceptual study “Fair Culture – A Key to Sustainable Development” carried out by the UNESCO Chair for Cultural Diversity at Laval University. The cooperation partners will gather a truly global group of experts at MONDIACULT 2022 to elaborate the concept of “Fair Culture” – adapting Fair Trade principles to cultural and creative sectors. Beat Santschi, President of the IFCCD, and Marie-Julie Desrochers, General Secretary of the IFCCD, will lead a session entitled “Diversity of cultural expressions and cultural value chains in times of Digitization – Implications and new necessities for “Fair Culture””.
A Culture Goal is essential for our common future
Tuesday, September 27 at 2 p.m. (Mexico City time – GMT -5) – Colegio de San Ildefonso
This side event organized by the #culture2030goal campaign, of which the IFCCD is a member, will present and discuss a Zero-draft of a future Culture Goal, as prepared by major global cultural networks, working together through the Culture2030Goal campaign. Based on expert inputs and a survey of actors across the field, the draft Goal will allow for a new focus in efforts to ensure that culture takes its place at the heart of development planning. Marie-Julie Desrochers, IFCCD General Secretary, Holly Aylett, Director of the UK Coalition for Cultural Diversity and Luanda Smith, Executive Director of Creatividad y Cultura Glocal A.C., IFCCD member will participate.
From Policy to Practice: The role of culture in the 2030 Agenda and beyond
Wednesday, September 28 at 3 p.m. (Mexico City time – GMT -5) – Los Pinos, Cencalli, 2nd floor
Co-organized by the Culture 2030 Goal Coalition and the National Commission of Canada, this side event at the MONDIACULT 2022 conference will present two outcomes. On the policy side, a Zero-draft of a future Culture Goal, prepared by major global cultural networks – forming the Culture 2030 Goal Campaign. The draft allows for a new focus to ensure that culture is placed at the heart of development planning. In terms of practice, a new toolkit, developed by a working group convened by the Canadian National Commission for UNESCO, that acts as a practical guide to the SDGs for Cultural Institutions and Organizations in Canada.
These two outcomes will serve as a springboard for a discussion about what objectives cultural policies should include, how to articulate them in the context of a broader development agenda, and how such policies will support cultural actors on a practical level. Marie-Julie Desrochers, General Secretary of the IFCCD, will take part in the meeting.
Our Mondiacult 2022 delegation
Nine IFCCD delegates will be present in Mexico City for Mondiacult 2022:
- Beat Santschi, President of the IFCCD and member of the Steering Committee of the Swiss Coalition for Cultural Diversity
- Marie-Julie Desrochers, General Secretary of the IFCCD
- Holly Aylett, Director of the British Coalition & Administrator of the IFCCD
- Guillaume Prieur, Secretary of the IFCCD and General Secretary of the French Coalition and the European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity
- Mahamadou Adamou, President of the Nigerian Coalition for Cultural Diversity, IFCCD Treasurer
- Bill Skolnik, Co-Chair of the Canadian Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CCED)
- Ever Iván Enciso Rolón, Representative of the Paraguayan Coalition for Cultural Diversity
- Elizabeth Luanda Smith Espinosa, Founder and Executive Director of Creatividad y Cultura Glocal A.C., IFCCD Member
- Mohamed Diakité, Director of the Malian Coalition for Cultural Diversity (to be confirmed)