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The African Music Development Program (AMDP) developed by the International Music Council (ICM) aims to strengthen the music sector on the continent and contribute to youth employment.
Under the chairmanship of Abdoul Karim Sango, Minister of Culture, Arts and Tourism of Burkina Faso, the 7th Conference of Parties to the 2005 Convention took place at UNESCO Headquarters from 4 to 7 June 2019. Upon his election, Minister Sango declared that “the Conference of Parties is a tremendous opportunity to take stock of progress made and inform innovative cultural policy making.”
The UNESCO-Africa-China Forum on World Heritage Capacity Building and Cooperation, held at UNESCO Headquarters from 3 – 4 June 2019, concluded with Recommendations and an Action Plan for joint projects supporting long-term capacity building for the safeguarding of African World Heritage properties. It was attended by ministers, decision-makers, World Heritage site managers, academics and experts from Africa and China as well as the Vice-President in charge of Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery at African Development Bank, among others.
On Monday 1 July 2019, representatives from the Federation will participate in the panel session Culture in diplomacy and international exchange, during the Market of Argentine Creative Industries (MICA) conference.
El lunes 1 de julio de 2019, representantes de la Federación participarán en la mesa redonda Cultura en la diplomacia y el intercambio internacional durante el Mercado de Industrias Creativas Argentinas (MICA).
Today, the European Commission is releasing the results of the 2019 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which monitors Europe's overall digital performance and tracks the progress of EU countries with respect to their digital competitiveness.