Rome Declaration of the G20 Ministers of Culture




University of Toronto


G20 Research Group



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This document provides information on the founding principles of the declaration adopted by G20 Culture Ministers, in Rome, on July 29 and 30, 2021, for the protection of cultural heritage. It can be viewed at the website of the G20 Research Group.

The document provides details of threats to cultural resources including looting and illicit trafficking of cultural property. It highlights the importance of enshrining climate action more firmly within cultural policies, including the efforts of all relevant international and intergovernmental bodies.

The G20 Research Group is a global network of scholars, students and professionals in the academic, research, business, non-governmental and other communities who follow the work of the G20 leaders, finance ministers and central bank governors, and other G20 institutions. It is directed from Trinity College in the University of Toronto, also the home of the G7 Research Group.

Some of the contents of the document are:

  • Digital transition and new technologies for culture
  • Culture's transformative role in sustainable development
  • Building capacity through training and education