Culture and heritage as levers of individual and collective wellbeing towards a more equitable and ethical societies
Diversity in nature and diversity in culture are inseparable, reciprocally reinforced and dependent. Cultural diversity is a powerful guarantee of sustainability because it binds developmental goals to plausible and specific local visions, representing a key link between the tangible and intangible dimensions of sustainability and a resource for a model of development integrating cultural values, environmental balance and material wellbeing. AMTO advocates and acts towards the safeguarding of both forms of diversity through a comprehensive approach based on the understanding that cultural and natural phenomena should not be dissociated, but intended as an organic unity.
- Natural and cultural diversity protection and valorisation>
- Promotion of intercultural dialogue and cooperation
- Sustainable use of local natural and cultural resources
- Advocacy for human, civil and environmental rights
- Indigenous peoples rights, culture and knowledge
- Cultural events and festivals