UNESCO has recently published a brochure entitled The Power of Culture for Development. According to the brochure website:
"Culture, in all its dimensions, is a fundamental component of sustainable development. As a sector of activity, through tangible and intangible heritage, creative industries, and various forms of artistic expressions, culture is a powerful contributor to economic development, social stability, and environmental protection.
"As a repository of knowledge, meanings, and values that permeate all aspects of our lives, culture also defines the way human beings live and interact both at local and global scales."
The 16 page brochure is available in French and English on the UNESCO website.