UNCTAD: UCLG Culture Summit

The fourth UCLG Culture Summit will be held in Izmir (Turkey) on 9-11 September 2021, hosted by the Metropolitan Municipality of Izmir. The UCLG Culture Summit is the main meeting point at global level of cities, local governments and other stakeholders that are committed to the effective implementation of policies and programmes on culture and sustainability.

The Summits show that cities are leading the way in recognizing the absolute necessity of cultural factors as a key dimension of sustainable development. This is why the fourth UCLG Culture Summit will be called “Culture: Shaping the Future”.

The Summit has two main goals:

First, the Summit will reinforce the messages about the role that culture plays in sustainable development at the local level, with concrete examples of policies, programmes and projects.
Second, the Summit will give visibility to international debates on culture, cities and sustainable development, which are shaped by the UN 2030 Agenda and the SDGs .
The Summit is a forum for knowledge-sharing, peer-learning and networking among cities and local governments. It expects to gather approximately 500 participants from all world regions. Over three days, the Summit will combine plenary sessions, smaller and thematic parallel sessions, project presentation and networking spaces. Additional information about the Summit themes and structure is presented in on the Summit website: https://www.uclg-culturesummit2021.org/

Co-organizer(s):Metropolitan Municipality of Izmir and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)