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UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay and the President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Human (IACHR), Judge Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor, signed at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 2 October 2019 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the protection of freedom of expression, press freedom and safety of journalists in the Latin American and the Caribbean region.
La Directora General de la UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, y el Presidente de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH), el juez Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot, firmaron el 2 de octubre en la Sede de la UNESCO en París un Memorando de Entendimiento para fortalecer la protección de la libertad de expresión, la libertad de prensa y la seguridad de los periodistas en la región de América Latina y el Caribe.
Leading up to the adoption of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, several global cultural networks campaigned under the banner “The Future We Want Includes Culture” for the inclusion of one specific goal devoted to culture, or for the integration of cultural aspects across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
After three previous editions in English, French and Spanish, UNESCO’s Internet Universality Indicators are now available in Chinese, making it the fourth language version launched so far.
Representatives from 15 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) gathered in Hawaii last week for the 29th Meeting of the Council of Pacific Arts and Culture (CPAC). Participants reviewed the work of the Council, and engaged in working sessions to finalise the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework (MELF) for the current Regional Culture Strategy (RCS) and explore the strategic direction for the regional work on culture at the expiration of the RCS post 2020.
The UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Food, which took place in Parma, Italy, on 12 and 13 September, focused on culture, food and education as powerful enablers of transformational change and sustainable development. Whilst the cultivation, preparation and serving of food is a universal human experience, there is a rich variety of food practices around the world, constituting an important part of our shared heritage.