MASK at the UNESCO (KNC) 2014 International Forum on Development Cooperation in the Field of Culture, Seoul

The Forum was organised by the Korean National Commission for UNESCO and  Ministry of Culture Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea.

The Forum focused on central role of culture to the post-2015 agenda, and a key to sustainable development.  The Forum drew on the UNESCO's 2001 Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, and 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, as well as the 2013 Hangzhou International Congress ‘Culture: Key to Sustainable Development’ in China. 

Alla Tkachuk, MASK Founder, spoke about creativity as  driving force of  progress and development  Forum's book  (Page 89)

'Thank you for the inspiration you have given me through your MASK project. Your approach and success in empowering communities through building creativity greatly caught my attention', a member of the audience.

'I have been involved in many development projects throughout the world.       What you have done in Kenya attracted me.  It is very important for development to stimulate people's creativity.' Professor of International Economics Won-Gyu HWANG, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Korea

Below, the speakers and participants at the final dinner.  Above, the oficial photo at the start of the Forum