Disseminating the values of moderation, dialogue and coexistence
Constructing peace and prosperity
To develop the cultural action for the benefit of Member States, ICESCO’s new vision hinges upon the regional and international cultural references, Member States’ commitments thereon, the resolutions and decisions of ICESCO’s General Conference and Executive Council, the Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers. It is also guided by the cultural action’s reference documents so far prepared by the Organization. The new vision adopts a comprehensive developmental approach that distances the cultural issues from the traditional approach which considers the cultural field as separate from the other sectors.
This approach rather tackles the local, regional and international issues influencing the cultural scene based on the Member States’ transformations with their ensuing interactions at the local, regional and international levels to stress the role of culture as one of the fundamental building blocks of sustainable comprehensive development. Besides, culture has new roles relevant to ensuring the cultural security, building knowledge society, promoting dialogue and cooperation with other cultures, countering extremist thought, hatred, violence and terrorism, innovating new models of cultural governance, adopting adequate cultural approaches to address the repercussions of the crises induced by migration and refugees outflows from the zones of conflict, war and poverty.