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Indonesian language was designated as the official language of the UNESCO General Conference during the plenary session of the 42nd session of the General Conference of UNESCO in Paris on Monday.
The Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment and a digital communication consultant have initiated the Asian Creative & Digital Youth Economy Summit (ACE-YS) to optimize the potential of creative digital industries in Asia. The ministry's Deputy for Tourism and Creative Economy, Odo R.M. Manuhutu, here on Tuesday underlined the importance of cultural diplomacy to support the potential of the creative and digital economy in Asia.
On 18 August 2023, UNESCO Jakarta participated in the 2023 Wikimedia Global Conference held in Singapore on 16 - 19 August 2023, as the event’s official partner. The first in-person gathering of global Wikimedia communities in over four years witnessed the active participation of over 2,100 attendees from 138 countries, making it the biggest global Wikimania conference held since its establishment in 2005.
In an interview with Al-Ahram Online, Indonesian ambassador to Egypt Lotfi Rauf emphasized that Indonesia has always viewed Egypt as a close and reliable partner and a strategic hub in the region.
Following the success of the first phase of the Translate a Story campaign, UNESCO and the Global Digital Library (GDL), in cooperation with the Agency for Language Development and Cultivation (Badan Bahasa) from the Ministry of Education of Indonesia, jointly organized a translation workshop from 29 May to 2 June in the country’s capital, Jakarta. Under the guidance of trainers from UNESCO and the GDL, a group of 43 selected Indonesian translators from the Ministry, government institutions and non-government institutions translated some 250 children’s story books into Bahasa Indonesia.
Nadiem Makarim, Indonesia’s minister of education, culture, research and technology, is set to launch an annual $13 million film grant at the Cannes Film Festival. This is the first government-funded film grant from Indonesia.