WLO is kindly inviting you to the upcoming debate to analyse and discuss some of the most relevant topics discussed at MONDIACULT 2022. The invited expert speakers will provide us with their analyses, considerations and reflections about the meeting, its key facets, expected spinoffs and outcomes over various time and space scale.
Join us on Friday, 25 November from 14:00 to 15:00 CET!
  • Mariachiara Esposito, Seconded National Expert at the European Commission DGEAC
  • Prof. Dr. Lawal Marafa, WLO Vice Chair and Member of UNWTO World Committee on Tourism Ethics.
  • Dr. Jordi Pascual, Coordinator at UCLG Culture Committee.
  • Prof. Dr. A.J. (Tony) Veal, & WLO Special Interest Group Leisure & Human Rights Co-Chair.  Adjunct Professor of Technology in Sydney (Australia).
If you have had the privilege to attend MONDIACULT 2022 or are eager to learn more about the topics covered by the event, register for free to take part, and save the date in your agenda!
Next November 25th, we will be organizing together with the European network on cultural management and policy (ENCATC) the Members’ Talk to analyse and discuss some of the most relevant topics discussed at MONDIACULT 2022. On the occasion of this event, expert participants in MONDIACULT 2022 will be invited to share their insights on the four main themes of the conference:
  • Renewed and strengthened cultural policies
  • Heritage and cultural diversity in crisis
  • Culture for sustainable development
  • The future of the creative economy
The UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies andSustainable Development – MONDIACULT 2022, was hosted this year from 28 to 30 September 2022 by the Government of Mexico. The event was convened by UNESCO in Mexico City, 40 years after its first edition also held in the same location in 1982. MONDIACULT 2022 was organized with the ambition to tackle global challenges, and draw avenues for future cultural priorities, aspiring to strengthen the cultural sector’s resilience, and to place it resolutely in the view of sustainability that now comes out on top of the public policy agenda all around the world.
How can the cultural management and policy community contribute and enrich the discussions started in Mexico? What can be learned at this time from the debates and the historic adoption of a Declaration for Culture, that sprang from the gathering as a final consensus statement and enshrined culture in the category of global public goods? What are the prospects opened by the meeting and its outcomes? What do they tell us about the state of the cultural sector and the challenges and opportunities awaiting it ahead?