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On 15 January 2020, the Internet Universality Indicators (IUIs) assessment was officially launched in Tunisia, breaking ground by making Tunisia the first country in the Arab region to initiate this assessment at national level. The launch was convened on the occasion of the first meeting of Tunisian Multi-stakeholder Advisory Board (MAB), participated by 11 prominent members of the Board.
The Minister of Cultural Affairs, Mohamed Zine El Abidine, this morning, Wednesday 08 January 2020, supervised a meeting to follow up the ways of developing cultural diplomacy.
The activities of the Arab World Heritage Forum on empowering young professionals to employ cultural heritage for peace building under the supervision of Mohamed Ould Omar, Director General of the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science (ALCO) and in the presence of the Minister of Cultural Affairs Mohamed Zine El Abidine and Hayat Qarmazi Kattat Director Culture with Alexo and Elaine Ayot, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Mitchild Rossler, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Center.
Today, Thursday, 28 November 2019, Minister of Cultural Affairs Mohamed Zine El Abidin supervised a session devoted to follow-up the work of regional institutes of music and to look at ways to enhance them and develop their programs in accordance with the requirements of the times, in the presence of a number of Ministry frameworks.
Tunisia was elected to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board for 2020-2024, following a vote at the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris, taking place from November 12 to November 27.
On Friday, 13 September 2019, a working session was held under the supervision of the Minister of Cultural Affairs, Mohamed Zein El Abidin, to review the details of the distribution of the draft budget, issued by a decision of the Prime Minister, which was raised to 1% of the state budget for the year 2020.