The Hangzhou Declaration: Placing Culture at the Heart of Sustainable Development Policies

The Latin American Landscape Initiative represented by Martha Fajardo Former President IFLA and Chair of  The Latin American Landscape Initiative, participated as speakers on the session “Culture: a driver and an enabler of social cohesion” on the ocassion of the International Congress “Culture: Key to Sustainable Development” held in Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China.

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The Hangzhou Declaration
Placing Culture at the Heart of Sustainable Development Policies
Adopted in Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China, on 17 May 2013

We, the participants gathered in Hangzhou on the occasion of the International Congress “Culture: Key to Sustainable Development” (15-17 May 2013), wish to express our gratitude and acknowledge the generous hospitality and intellectual leadership of the Chinese authorities and the City of Hangzhou in providing a forum to reflect on the place that should be given to culture within the international sustainable development agenda. We especially recognize the efforts and achievements made by the City of Hangzhou to conserve its heritage and promote its vibrant culture for sustainable development.
We recognize the important advances that have been made over the past decade by the international community at all levels in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other internationally agreed development goals.
We consider that…

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