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What UNESCO says about culture?

What UNESCO says about culture?

The UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage contributes to the understanding of traditional knowledge, values and practices accumulated and renewed across generations as part of intangible cultural heritage.

How culture is related to development?

Child development is a dynamic, interactive process. Children growing up in different cultures receive specific inputs from their environment. For that reason, there’s a vast array of cultural differences in children’s beliefs and behaviour. Language is one of the many ways through which culture affects development.

What is the development of a worldwide culture?

Cultural globalization refers to the transmission of ideas, meanings and values around the world in such a way as to extend and intensify social relations. Cultural globalization involves the formation of shared norms and knowledge with which people associate their individual and collective cultural identities.

What is the role of culture in achieving sustainable development?

Culture is who we are and what shapes our identity. No development can be sustainable without including culture. From cultural heritage to cultural and creative industries, Culture is both an enabler and a driver of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

How does UNESCO define cultural diversity?

Identity, diversity and pluralism. Article 1 – Cultural diversity: the common heritage of humanity. Culture takes diverse forms across time and space. This diversity is embodied in the uniqueness and plurality of the identities of the groups and societies making up humankind.

How can culture affect a child’s development?

Recognizing Cultural Influences on Child Development. Culture influences development from the moment we’re born, making an impact on us as we grow. For instance, culture can affect how children build values, language, belief systems, and an understanding of themselves as individuals and as members of society.

How does culture affect development of a country?

Culture is a powerful driver for development, with community-wide social, economic and environmental impacts. Culture ensures unity during crisis, influences identity, debate and dialogue. It is important for nation building and for peace and reconciliation.

Does a country’s culture contribute towards its sustainable development?

Therefore, culture must be integrated into sustainable development strategies. In addition culture is a driver of sustainable development. The cultural sector promotes economic growth through cultural tourism, handicrafts production, creative industries, agriculture, food and medicine, and fisheries.

What is UNESCO and why does it value cultural diversity?

The resulting cultural diversity expands choices, nurtures a variety of skills, human values and worldviews and provides wisdom from the past to inform the future. Cultural diversity is a mainspring for sustainable development for individuals, communities and countries.

Why are arch bridges important to Chinese culture?

The cultural space created by traditional Chinese arch bridges has provided an environment for encouraging communication, understanding and respect among human beings.

What is the role of UNESCO in Europe?

Our task is to facilitate the advancement of the overall UNESCO programme through specialised as well as interdisciplinary actions in the field of culture and natural sciences, to foster sustainable development, dialogue, reconciliation, and cooperation, with special focus on South-East Europe and the Mediterranean basin.

What are traditional design and practices for building bridges?

The traditional design and practices for building these bridges combine the use of wood, traditional architectural tools, craftsmanship, the core technologies of ‘beam-weaving’ and mortise and tenon joints, and an experienced woodworker’s understanding of different environments and the necessary structural mechanics.

How is progress made in culture and development?

Ever since, progress has been made thanks to a corpus of standard-setting instruments and demonstration tools such as cultural statistics, inventories, regional and national mapping of cultural resources.