UAE hosts 22nd ‘Conference of Arab Culture Ministers’ to discuss a comprehensive plan for development of Arab culture

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development, UAE,
11 December 2021, United Arab Emirates

The Ministry of Culture and Youth has announced that it will host the 22nd session of the Conference of Arab Culture Ministers in collaboration with the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) on December 19-20, 2021. Taking place during Expo 2020 Dubai, the conference will host 21 ministers in-charge of cultural affairs in various Arab countries, Director General of ALECSO and other key figures from the Arab world.

The conference will discuss a comprehensive plan for Arab culture and its modernisation and discuss ways to keep it relevant today while promoting cultural cooperation among Arab nations. It will also seek to foster exchanges with other cultures around the world. The main discussions of the conference will centre on unifying Arab efforts in various cultural fields, including cooperation in the registration of intangible heritage with UNESCO, and the development of cultural and creative industries in the region. The event is also set to propose the ambassador programme to promote Arab culture.