Assigning culture a pride of place in the operations of the National Commission offers it an essential pre-condition to a fruitful partnership with the national agencies and non-governmental organisations in The Gambia. The NATCOM is aware that culture is a means to attaining a more ‘satisfactory intellectual, emotional, moral and spiritual existence’ (UNESCO). As such, no development can be divested of culture hence therefore, reinforcing the contribution of culture to sustainable development is a target that the NATCOM shall continue to promote both within the national Gambian context and the world at large. As far as possible and within the remits the NATCOM shall continue to promote the principles of cultural diversity.