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Proceedings of the Symposium Funding Culture, Managing the Risk

Culture and Development Series, UNESCO, Paris, 2010, 72 pp.

On 16 and 17 April 2010, UNESCO brought together leading experts from the financial, development, academic and cultural sectors for a symposium on Funding Culture, Managing the Risk to develop innovative strategies and approaches to improving funding and financing opportunities for culture in developing countries. The two-day symposium, supported by the Government of Spain and held at the Organization's headquarters, was part of a series of events organized by UNESCO's Culture Sector aiming to catalyse new ideas and international action around the culture and development agenda. Culture is a proven effective driver of development, with great potential and impact for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. With only five years before the deadline for their achievement, 2010 offers the international community critical opportunities to place the role of culture more centrally in development practices and policies.

The volume reunites the presentations from leading experts and practitioners in the field and captures the dynamic exchanges of ideas and experiences. Included are the key messages of the symposium and the lead-up event, a global online discussion, as well as proposals on the way forward for the culture and development agenda.

The proceedings are available online at http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0018/001893/189381e.pdf

For details, please see portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=41322&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html