CULTURE: KEY TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
HANGZHOU (CHINA) INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS, MAY 15- 17, 2013
This conference was announced in this way:
The International Congress “Culture: Key to Sustainable Development” will be held in Hangzhou (China) from 15 May to 17 May 2013. This is the first International Congress specifically focusing on the linkages between culture and sustainable development organized by UNESCO since the Stockholm Conference in 1998. As such, the Congress will provide the very first global forum to discuss the role of culture in sustainable development in view of the post-2015 development framework, with participation of the global community and the major international stakeholders.
We are proud to publish (1) the declaration that came out of the conference, a declaration that we believe has great significance, as well as (2) a speech prepared for the Conference by Duane Elgin and (3) one given at the conference by Roy Morrison. Duane Elgin was denied a visa and consequently a shortened version of his speech was given by another person at the conference. The version published here was the complete text he prepared.