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Ћирилица Latinica English

Hristina Mikić
Institut za kreativno preduzetništvo i inovacije, Beograd

doi: 10.19090/cit.2018.33.3-15
No. 33 (November 2018), p. 3-15

Culture and Sustainable Development Agenda 2030


The UN 2030 Agenda was adopted in 2015. The Agenda consists of 17 goals and 169 specifi c activities and results that would be achieved through its implementation. The Agenda does not address explicitly the issues of culture within sustainable development. In certain goals, its contribution is emphasized in the fi eld of education and economic empowerment through cultural tourism. In the introduction of this document, culture is mentioned in only one paragraph, through the declarative confi rmation of the importance of natural and cultural diversity, and their contribution and the key role in sustainable development. The Agenda deals with culture in three goals. Culture is mentioned as a component of education that promotes sustainable development (goal 4), a resource for the development of sustainable tourism (goal 8), and a way for making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, by strengthening eff orts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage (goal 11). There are a lot of critics of the weak position of culture in the sustainable development goals and this situation can be seen as a weakness of the Agenda. But a careful analysis of the Agenda has shown that culture is treated as an intersectoral fi eld in the global goals of sustainable development. Operational guidelines for the implementation of the Agenda show that culture and creative entrepreneurship are viewed as a horizontal issue of public policies, which is not limited to specifi c objectives, but is one of the dimensions of global development processes.
This paper deals with the role of culture in achievement of the UN sustainable development goals until 2030. The fi rst part of the paper provides a theoretical framework for exploring interconnections between culture and sustainable development. The second part is dedicated to the review of the UN activities in the fi eld of culture. The last part of the paper is focused on the role of culture in the UN Agenda for sustainable development 2030, with special focus on libraries.


culture, United Nations, sustainable development, libraries, UN Agenda 2030, UNESCO

Submitted: 30th August 2018
Correction to the manuscript: 15th October 2018
Accepted for publication: 20th October 2018

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