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World Conference on Culture and Arts Education 2024

World Conference on
Culture and Arts Education 2024

UNESCO convened the World Conference on Culture and Arts Education from 13 to 15 February 2024 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

This pivotal occasion brought together Culture and Education Ministers from around the world in view of adopting a UNESCO Framework for Culture and Arts Education. The World Conference also united relevant UN agencies, intergovernmental organisations UNESCO networks and partners in the field of culture and education to share practices and innovative ideas, as well as strengthen a global alliance for culture and arts education.

Building on the Road Map for Arts Education and the Seoul Agenda: Goals for Arts Education, the elaboration of the UNESCO Framework for Culture and Arts Education has stemmed from a participatory and inclusive preparatory process, which has brought onboard the contributions of UNESCO Member States and a wide range of stakeholders. The Framework will be a critical tool for Member States to shape integrated strategies and policies that anchor the cultural dimension in educational systems, and support them to invest in nurturing skills and competencies, notably through culture and arts, that respond to contemporary needs and opportunities.