MEXICO CITY, 01 October 2022 – Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong shared Baguio’s experience in implementing the UNESCO Culture|2030 Indicators Framework during the Philippine-led high-level side event of the MONDIACULT 2022 Conference in Mexico City on 29 September 2022. Baguio City is a UNESCO-designated Creative City.
The Philippines, through the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Baguio City, successfully implemented, from October 2021 to July 2022, the Culture|2030 Indicators’ framework aimed at collecting culture data and building the foundation for more reliable measurement systems to show multiple ways by which culture contributes to the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. The Philippines is one of the countries selected by UNESCO to pilot this pioneering framework together with Colombia, Burkina Faso, Romania, and Morocco.
Mayor Magalong noted that the implementation of the Culture|2030 Indicators benefitted Baguio City by raising awareness of culture and its contributions to local socio-economic development and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; establishing linkages with various local, national, and international organizations and institutions; and making Baguio leaders and constituents proud to share with the international community Baguio City’s lessons in synergy as a Creative City and pilot area of the Culture|2030 Indicators.
Mayor Magalong also noted that the Culture|2030 Indicators made Baguio City realize how to address several gaps in the fields of environment and resilience, prosperity and livelihood, and knowledge and skills. Mayor Magalong’s presentation received positive responses and observations from the audience, organizers and donors and elicited the active engagement of the participants. END
Source: Culture 2030 Indicators