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Home > Cultural Dimensions - Updated: 14-01-2003 3:07 pm
Ensuring Sustainable Development through Cultural Diversity  

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A short history of UNESCO's culture and development agenda
From early work on intercultural dialogue as a key strategy for peace building to the 2001 Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and its emphasis on culture as a full-fledged resource for development.
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Coastal Regions and Small Islands (CSI)
CSI serves as a platform for environmentally sound, socially equitable, culturally respectful and economically viable development in coastal regions and small islands.
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Heritage - Natural and Cultural, Tangible and Intangible
If creativity is essential in the search for sustainability, then memory is in turn vital to creativity.
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Intangible Heritage
Embracing all forms of traditional and popular or folk culture.
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International Year for Cultural Heritage (2002)
Designated lead agency for the Year UNESCO has chosen the themes of reconciliation and development as the focus of its activities.
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Tangible Heritage - World Heritage Convention
Focuses on the identification, protection and preservation of the cultural and natural heritage considered to be outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.
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Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity
Providing a new anchor and entry point for approaching the issue of sustainability from the viewpoint of cultural diversity.
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