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The complete agenda and programme of work of the 68th session of the General Assembly is available on the General Assembly website.

Culture and Sustainable Development A/RES/68/223

Summary of key messages

5 May 2014

In December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Resolution on Culture and Sustainable Development A/RES/68/223 which "requests the President of the General Assembly to hold a one-day special thematic debate at the highest political level possible, within existing resources, by the end of 2014, to give due consideration to the role of culture and sustainable development in the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda, and to present a chair's summary of the debate".

The Resolution of the UN General Assembly represents an important milestone as it explicitly recognizes the direct link between culture and the three pillars of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental), while confirming that culture is both an enabler and driver of sustainable development. The Resolution encourages Member States and all other relevant stakeholders to give due consideration to culture and sustainable development in the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda.