Culture highlighted in the Final Declaration of the 9th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government (Nairobi, 9-10 December 2019)

The signatories to the Nguvu Ya Pamoja Declaration in Nairobi highlight the importance of culture as a catalyst for development, before underscoring the commitment of the ACP States to promote and integrate into their national and regional strategies measures to support cultural and creative industries.

The Niamey Declaration : a renewed vision of the relationship between culture and society in ACP countries

The 5th meeting of ACP Ministers of Culture held in Niamey (Niger), offered a privileged opportunity to assess together the progress made, to review the state of implementation of the commitments made in Brussels in 2017 and to draw new perspectives so that culture can fully play its role as an engine of economic and human development in the ACP countries. The Niamey Declaration “Strengthening and diversifying partnerships for ACP cultures” reflects the richness of the discussions at this event. It expresses the desire of the ACP States to commit themselves further to the development of the potential of the cultural sector, but also to base cooperation in this field on multiple North-South and South-South partnerships.

The document also makes a clear statement on issues that have become unavoidable, such as the fight against climate change and the return of cultural property to their countries of origin, and marks the commitment of the ACP States to intensify their cooperation and to adopt more effective policies in these areas.


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