International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy and Sustainable Development (ICD SusDev)
|Event Date/Time: Jun 13, 2012||End Date/Time: Jun 15, 2012|
|Registration Date: Jun 11, 2012|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jun 10, 2012|
|Paper Submission Date: Jun 10, 2012|
Sustainable development of nations and regions is of particular importance during this period of economic turbulence in order to mitigate the effect of these economic crises on communities around the globe. The great challenge facing sustainable development in the context of austerity measures is that it is harder to divert funds to promote sustainable development, especially if there are unsustainable development options which are less expensive; sustainability is not necessarily a priority in these circumstances.
The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Geneva will be held parallel to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and will focus on the importance of sustainable development to the future of developed and developing countries. The conference will offer perspectives on how cultural diplomacy policies can assist in strengthening existing and future sustainable development policies and, in particular, how cultural diplomacy practices are necessary to express and mediate the rationale behind investment in sustainable development during this challenging period.