UK-UNESCO report: Wider Value of UNESCO to the UK

The UK National Commission for UNESCO report, Wider Value of UNESCO to the UK 2012-13 brings together data and analysis of the costs, benefits and wider value of UNESCO to the United Kingdom.

The report is the first of its kind, in providing such an assessment of the direct and indirect benefits to the United Kingdom, its citizens, communities and organisations, of membership of UNESCO. The report’s conservative estimate of the financial benefit is £90million per year.

This figure comes from an analysis of 180 sites and organisations in the UK and Overseas Territories which have formal links to UNESCO through one of several programmes. These 180 range from universities and local archives to cities and large areas designated to further economic development and biodiversity conservation.

http://www.unesco.org.uk/widervalue

Common Cause report: The Art of Life: how arts and culture affect our values #heritagefutures

This report is the beginning of a dialogue about how arts and culture impact on our values, what that might look like in practice, and how we might foster new collaborations between artists, cultural institutions and the third sector to create new ideas for development.
http://valuesandframes.org/the-art-of-life/