Action to build
Fair, Prosperous & Peaceful
Ending poverty, reducing inequalities and building peaceful and inclusive societies are crucial goals for a sustainable future. People around the world are living with conflict and its consequences. The gap between rich and poor has widened, and many millions live in poverty. Prejudice and hate condition people's everyday lives and the opportunities that they have.
Cultural heritage has an important role to play in changing these circumstances. Recognising and safeguarding diverse cultures helps to promote mutual understanding. Heritage can be used a resource for economic development that increases, rather than diminishes, the prosperity and wellbeing of those who have been marginalised. And sometimes heritage can be part of the problem and there is work to do in identifying and changing negative ways of seeing the world and living within it.
We are working with communities, public institutions and other partners in the Middle East, eastern Asia and elsewhere to use cultural heritage to promote fairness, prosperity and peaceful relationships between diverse people.