World Commission on Culture and Development (WCCD)

Commission mondiale de la culture et du développement (CMCD)
Comisión Mundial de Cultura y Desarrollo (CMCD)

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11 Dec 1992, Paris (France), under resolution 26C/3-4, adopted 6 Nov 1991, by the General Conference of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and resolution 46/158, adopted 19 Dec 1991, by the General Assembly of United Nations (UN). Inaugural meeting: 17-21 Mar 1993, Paris. Ceased to exist on publication of final report, end 1995.


Prepare a policy-oriented World Report on Culture and Development to be submitted to the General Conference of UNESCO and to the United Nations General Assembly by the end of 1995, and addressed to intergovernmental, governmental and nongovernmental fora and to the general public, in order to promote wide dissemination and follow-up; frame proposals for both urgent and long-term action to meet cultural needs in the context of development; make recommendations designed to provide guidance for policy-making in the sphere of both development and culture.

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Focuses on identifying and analysing basic questions, concerns and new challenges related to: cultural dimension of development and socio-cultural factors that affect development; impact of social and economic development on culture; interrelatedness of culture and models of development; ways in which cultural development, and not only economic conditions, influence individual and collective well-being; cultural sector as such and as an important area for development and for international cooperation. The World Report on Culture and Development will be designed so that it can engage the general public and assist those responsible for formulating and implementing cultural and development policies at both national and international level, including multilateral banks and UN organizations and programmes. Organizes: regional consultations (with public hearings of leading personalities and experts) to grasp specificities of each region; Commission meetings for examining drafts of the World Report, discussing documents on lines of inquiry selected in the mandate and making recommendations for action.


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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Nongovernmental
  • Government
    • Intergovernmental
  • Culture
    • Culture
  • Development
    • Development
  • Policy-making
    • Policy

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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6. Jul 1995
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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