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This event scheduled in May 2020 has been rescheduled three (3) times due to COVID- 19. The Philippines is now hosting this significant event from 2-10 December 2021 on the occasion of the UN Human Rights Week organized by the Earthsavers UNESCO Artist for Peace and the Philippine Center of the International Theater Institute (ITI) Social Change Network. It actualizes the roadmap identified in the May 2018 Manila Declaration for the Launch of the International Peace and Climate Justice Movement: Not by Force but by Art, under UNESCO Patronage. This agreement was endorsed by the November 2018 Cartagena de Indias SSCC Conference and at the December 2018 Katowice COP 24 through an international citizen art exhibition at the ART’s PLANET.

It will showcase the Philippines communications agenda in support of South-South cooperation and United Nations Programmes on Cultural and Biological Diversity Dialogue on Sustainable Development.


· ART CAMP, an interactive activity involving Filipino and ASEAN visual artists in interaction to create mural paintings conveying the SDGs;

· FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCES, a harvest of techno-artistic manifestations on the SDGs to be staged by foreign and local dance groups, musicians, singers, poets and other artists;

· FORUM, a series of discussions to forge a platform of action for actualizing the SDGs focused on people, planet, peace and prosperity through partnerships;

· WORKSHOPS, sessions showing transformation, healing of trauma popularizing science and income-generating creative industries among the vulnerable communities namely, Prisoners, PWDs, Health Workers, Refugees and Indigenous Dislocated Families; and,

· OUTREACH PROGRAM, cultural immersion and interaction of delegates and performing groups in the Visayas and Mindanao hubs.


· Distinguished Cultural Animators, Media Leaders and Artists of different disciplines;

· UNESCO Artists for Peace;

· Parliamentarians and Executive Officers (Basic Education and Culture, Higher Education, Science and Technology, Ecology, Women, Tourism, Poverty Alleviation, Public Information, Trade and Industry, Information and Communications Technology, Human Rights and Indigenous Communities;

· Performing Groups by partners endorsed by relevant UNESCO National Commissions

· Vulnerable Communities such as Prisoners, Persons with Disabilities, Rehabilitation Center Drug Dependents, Refugees and Displaced Indigenous Communities


· Senate of the Republic of the Philippines: Grant given by the Office of the Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III with the participation of relevant Congressional Committees.

· Endorsed by the DFA Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. and affirmed by the Office of the President with an expected proclamation.

· City Government of Manila, Office of Mayor Francisco “Isko” Domagoso

· National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Nick Lizaso, Chairman · Philippine Normal University (PNU), Dr. Bert J. Tuga, President

· Manila Hotel, Former Senator Jose D. Lina, President

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The MANILA PLATFORM OF ACTION that will be adopted in the Manila Event incorporating the following from best practices from varied continents:

· Examples of how art can build bridges between countries and areas of conflict and encourage similar exercises across the globe in the future;
· Strong implementation of SDGs through the powerful medium of art and media;

· Public education at all levels on environmental protection and climate justice through art; popularizing science and motivating the will to reduce carbon footprints and promote alternative clean energy not to breach 1.5degree C
· Input the work of relevant committees in the Congressional Committees on Environment and Climate Change, Culture and Education, Peace and Order HEALTH, SOCIAL JUSTICE SDG Committee;

For more information:
Secretariat, Manila Hotel (02) 8527-00-11/ (02) 8301-55-00
Extension 1247 Molave

Cecile Guidote Alvarez
Director, SDGs Manila Event 09178711161/ 09158983947

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