Bali As A Hub Of Cultural Diplomacy

World Culture Forum 2016 on Culture as a Pillar of Sustainable Development takes place in Indonesia

August 11th, 2016
Anastasija Baranovska, CD News

The 2nd World Culture Forum (WCF), organized by the Ministry of Education & Culture in the Republic of Indonesia, will be held from October 10-14 at the BNDCC (Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center), Indonesia. WCF 2016 attracts a diverse audience, including Heads of State, Nobel Laureates, Ministers of Culture, top experts, senior policy-makers, NGOs, cultural practitioners and other stakeholders.

The Central theme of the WCF 2016 is “Culture for an Inclusive Sustainable Planet”. World Culture Forum (WCF) 2016 is committed to creating a space to discuss, debate, contest
established ideas and approaches, and recommend new pathways for utilising culture as an integral part of sustainable development.

The Symposium is entitled “Harmonizing Culture into the Sustainable Development Mainstream”. The themes of the Symposium  desakalapatra  will be divided into six sub-themes. There will also be one plenary session, aiming to produce a statement on synchronizing the rhythms of people with development. A plenary discussion will take place at the general assembly. Participants should produce a statement about cultural diversity as a precondition and platform for debate about development. At the end of the symposium, a general summary of the six sub-themes will be presented to the participants and efforts will be made to produce a collective statement to respond that summary and take things further towards commitment and action.

In conjunction with the WCF, the parallel International Youth Forum (IYF) will be held in Bali for six days from 9-14 October 2016. The IYF invites youths from around the world to participate, with a particular emphasis on independent thinking and social transformation. The aim is to represent the youth voice in an effort to stream culture into the development agenda. The main theme of IYF, “Youth Culture for Social Transformation and Equality” is directly correlated to the World Culture Forum theme, “Culture for an Inclusive Sustainable Planet”.

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