The UCLG Committee on culture has developed a joint partnership with the British Council since 2019 for the collection, identification and promotion of good practices on culture, sustainable development and the UN 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The British Council is the UK's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. It works with over 100 countries in the field of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year, it reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. The British Council makes a positive contribution to the countries it works with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. Founded in 1934, it is a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. The Biritsh Council receives a 15 per cent core funding grand from the UK government.
The British Council's aims to explore the value of arts, culture and creativity for sustainable development. It facilitates creative responses to global challenges.
So far the collaboration with the British Council has resulted into the publication of various good practices on culture and sustainable development, including from the cities of Athens, Kathmandu, Karachi and soon Ramallah.