Since 2015, the Committee on Culture of UCLG has been working closely on the place of culture in the global agendas, and more especifically on the relation between culture and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of " Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" of the United Nations.
As the main facilitator of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, UCLG reports every year since 2016 to the High Level Political Forum of the UN (HLPF) on the evaluation of SDGs. The Committee on Culture of UCLG has been contributing to this reporting process, and published the three following reports.
Report on the relation between culture and SDG 11: "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable." - 2018
Target 11.4: "Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage."
Report on the relation between culture and SDG 4: "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all." - 2019
Target 4.7: "By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development."
Report on the relation between culture and SDG 8: "Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all." - 2019
Target 8.9: "By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products."