Cultural Diplomacy, Building Resilience, and Sustainable Development

By Siddharth Chatterjee (Chief Diplomat, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent)


For me, the bottom line is building resilience. That is about building sustainable development- building resilience, investing in risk reduction, but all of it underpinned by an attention to youth and women, and finally about making sure that there is human dignity. I think all this becomes then a vehicle that allows sustainable development to take place, and there is no sense of marginalization and inequality...

- The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Geneva 2012; Geneva, Switzerland; June 13th, 2012