Policy

Culture as the ninth Millennium Goal?

June 2005 -

Culture is an essential part of development cooperation, and should be equated with food certainty, for example, health and education. This assertion is the guideline for the event Beyond Diversity: Moving towards MDG no. 9 being organised by Hivos in Amsterdam on 2 June 2005. The event is being organised in recognition of the tenth birthday of the Hivos Culture Fund.

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Evaluating the way Brazil invests in Culture

June 2005 -

Helmut Batista (Brazil) states that commercial investments in culture have a negative effect on diversity.

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The millennium goals

june 2005 -

In the year 2000, government leaders from 189 countries, including the Netherlands, agreed that the world's major issues would be addressed before 2015. These agreements are the millennium goals. 

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Mozambique

May 2005 -

Mozambique has a rich and goal-oriented cultural policy, which focuses both on the arts and the 'traditional' culture: the government is trying to integrate and use the knowledge of native healers and rulers in(to) the 'modern' society.

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China broadens cultural objectives in Africa

May 2005 -

The golden jubilee of the Bandung conference in Indonesia on 24 April was the platform used to launch a new Chinese objective, namely that of assuming the mantle of leadership of the developing countries on the international stage.

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The proposed Convention on Cultural Diversity: a developing world perspective

May 2005 -

Mike van Graan from the Performing Arts Network of South Africa about the Unesco Convention on Cultural Diversity.

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Nigeria

April 2005 -

Despite Nigeria’s turbulent history of military dictatorships and bloody coups, culture has retained its importance. The right to culture is anchored in the constitution and plays an important part in retaining the national unity in the most densely populated country in Africa.

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Cultural Policy Conference for Dutch postings in Latin America

April 2005 -

Interest in cooperative cultural projects to be performed in Latin America is growing in the Netherlands. For this reason, a regional conference was organized in Sao Paolo, Brazil, during which the cultural staff of embassies and consulates of the Netherlands in the region met.

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Donor Conference Culture and Development in Oslo

April 2005 -

In March 2005 the second donor conference on Culture and Development was organized in Oslo, with policy makers from Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Denmark and Switzerland.

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Angola (2005)

March 2005 -

After almost thirty years of war, the Angolan cultural infrastructure was completely destroyed. Since the arrival of peace in 2002 the arts sector has concentrated on recovery.

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