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We are more than panic buyers. Humankind is facing one of its biggest crisis. Governments will take decisions that are likely to shape our world for years to come. In addition to health and economic policies, cultural policies will play a crucial role if we wish to consolidate more cohesive and resilient societies in face of sanitary and environmental threats, societies which are empathic to other cultures.
On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) renamed the COVID-19 epidemic that started in December 2019 to a pandemic. This means that the number of countries affected, including Pacific Island States and Territories has increased.
The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe has engaged international experts with a view to creating a thriving creative industry leveraging on cultural value chain.
La Directora General de la UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, encargó a 24 de los principales expertos mundiales en los desafíos sociales, económicos y culturales de la inteligencia artificial (IA) que redacten recomendaciones aplicables internacionalmente sobre las cuestiones éticas que plantea el desarrollo y el uso de la misma.
Dado que uno de cada cinco alumnos no asiste a la escuela, la UNESCO convocó una videoconferencia mundial de funcionarios de la enseñanza superior el 10 de marzo de 2020 para intensificar la respuesta de emergencia y compartir estrategias para minimizar la interrupción del aprendizaje en todo el mundo.
We’re currently concerned, but not alarmed, about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and are watching the situation closely. We regard this as a serious issue because of its impact on health and wellbeing and have engaged with the Audit and Risk Committee of the Arts Council in shaping our response.