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Cultural and historical heritages are the manifestation of a given society's social, economic and political identity. Be it tangible or intangible both cultural and historical heritages are good manifestations of that particular society.
The five day meeting of the 2nd Specialized Technical Committee Meeting on Youth, Culture, Sports continued today with the second session of the ministers meeting at the African Union Commission (AUC) under the theme “African Year of Human Rights: “Promoting Ethics and Cultural Diversity as an Essential Right for the people of Africa” The theme of the STC-YCS2 is in line with the overall theme of the Union for 2016 which is: “African Year of Human Rights, with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women.”
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism said that so engaged in various development interventions Ethiopians in Diaspora have to maximize efforts in promoting cultural values and building the positive image of the country in a way to support the national economic growth.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism said that promoting art has an important role in supporting the overall development activities of the nation.
The significance of copyright-related issues has become more apparent with the growing role of knowledge as the driver of productivity and economic growth. A 2014 report on the contribution of copyrights to the Ethiopian economy shows that this sector contributes about 4.73% of the annual GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the East African nation.
The Ethiopian Writers Association is worried about what it describes as a serious decline in the culture of reading fiction, with authors now having little incentive to produce more books.