Saudi Arabia on Wednesday was elected to the executive board of UNESCO for 2019-2023.
Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem met with Eugenio Benedetti, president of Benedetti Cultural Charitable Foundation in Italy, and Anna Maria, director of the foundation, to discuss means to boost intellectual and artistic exchange between the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and the foundation, on 17 November.
Mexico has announced a new global conference on cultural policies, Mondiacult, during the meeting at UNESCO on Tuesday of 120 culture ministers who discussed the transversal role of culture in public policies for sustainable development during the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference.
On 19 November 2019, UNESCO will host the Forum of Ministers of Culture, a major event to discuss the central place of culture in public policies around the world and its impact on sustainable development. More than 140 Ministers and high representatives will be present to mark a high point during the 40th session of the General Conference of UNESCO (12-27 November 2019). UNESCO, the only United Nations agency for culture, is returning to the tradition of ministerial meetings in the field of culture, 21 years after the Intergovernmental Conference on Cultural Policies for Development held in Stockholm, Sweden in 1998.
The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says Jamaica has been reaping the benefits of signing on to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression.
When the Nordic ministers for culture met in Stockholm on Wednesday, they had a clear message – prioritise culture and language comprehension between the Nordic countries in order to achieve the ambitious vision of the Nordic Region as the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030.