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Published on 30 January 2024

Culture & Development

Culture Matters - Committed to its cultural percent, the SDC is convinced that arts and culture are fundamental driv­ers of sustainable development. 

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5 February 2024

Current SDC Cultural Programmes

The SDC's commitment includes cultural programmes in around thirty partner countries which are usually linked to the topics of governance, conflict prevention and human rights.

Communication1 September 2023

Reflection Paper on Culture and Sustaining Peace

Culture plays a pivotal role in sustaining peace by fostering understanding, tolerance, and cooperation among diverse communities. The paper proposes three categories to summarise the contributions of art and culture to the Sustaining Peace Agenda: resilience, spaces, and shifts.

Interviews, Videos & Guest Articles5 February 2024

Interlinkages Between Culture and the Topics of Governance and Peace

What implications does a contested governance have on the arts and culture sector? What is the potential of arts and culture to create space for free expression of opinion in such contexts and to contribute to social cohesion and peaceful coexistence? Learn more about in the Video statements of SDC national programme officers from the francophone Africa.

30 January 2024

Transversal Themes on Peace, Human Rights and Culture

We have divided our transversal themes into [A] Triple Nexus, referring to the interlinkages between humanitarian, development and peace actions; and [B] Interculturality.

30 January 2024

Tools on Peace, Human Rights and Culture

Currently we propose the following four toolboxes: CSPM; HRBA; PSA; and Culture and Development.