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UNESCO adopts the first decision put forward by the UAE regarding education of culture and arts

UNESCO adopts the first decision put forward by the UAE regarding education of culture and arts

UNESCO adopted the first decision of its kind submitted by the UAE as a member of the Executive CouncilThe decision was titled “The Framework for Teaching Culture and Arts”, and came with the aim of starting to take concrete action measures to enhance cooperation between culture and education, because of the importance and impact of this in achieving sustainable development for peoples and countries, and harnessing culture in education by expanding learning outcomes, capabilities and skills for all.

Through the wide range of opportunities provided by culture, the inclusion of heritage and cultural and creative industries in formal and non-formal education, and lifelong learning, which includes digital technology.

This came during the meetings of the 211th session of the Executive Council of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which was held from 7 to 21 April.

The decision was sponsored by 45 member states, which in turn appreciated the UAE’s proposal aimed at harnessing culture in education And providing scientific guidance on integrating new technology and artificial intelligence in developing and providing cultural education programsAnd to provide suitable alternatives for different circumstances, to encourage the establishment of strategic partnerships at the international and national level between cultural and educational institutions, and to support Member States to ensure integration between the principles related to policies for education of culture and the arts on the one hand, and strategies and plans related to social and economic development on the other hand, especially related to the industries sector.

Cultural and creativeNoura bint Muhammad Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth and Chair of the National Committee for Education, Culture and Science emphasized, “The importance of teaching culture and arts as the first step to support talents, which calls for us to think about the current frameworks for education and culture, and develop them in line with contemporary developments.

“She indicated that the decision strengthens the past and current trends of UNESCO, and places them within a systematic framework designed for all components of the cultural and artistic sector in the digital age and beyond, in a way that guarantees quality and inclusive education for all, and promotes sustainable growth.

For her part, Salma Al Darmaki, Secretary-General of the National Committee for Education, Culture and Science in the Emirates said: “The United Arab Emirates has noted the need for more practical dialogue among experts on best practices and trends related to education of culture and the arts.

And she continued, “Hence, we began drafting the resolution, which is based on the efforts of UNESCO during the two world conferences for arts education in 2006 and 2010 in Portugal and the Republic of Korea, where the world has changed since then, and new educational and cultural technologies and concepts have emerged, which necessitates us to support culture and the arts, by developing Cognitive and creative skills, and preparing developmental recommendations on teaching culture and the arts.

The resolution states the importance of education and culture in all its aspects, in achieving sustainable development, referring to the provisions contained in the objectives of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, which reaffirms the essential role that education plays in protecting and promoting cultural expressions.

The resolution also encourages Member States and UNESCO to review their respective approaches to education of culture and arts, align it with contemporary progress, and seize the opportunities provided by the digital age to support thinking and initiatives in this field.

The resolution asks UNESCO to conduct technical consultations and studies of best practices during the year 2022 in preparation for the launch of the report “Guidelines and recommendations for policies relating to the education of culture and the arts” in 2022.

The resolution also requests the Director-General of UNESCO to put in place a framework on culture and arts education for the member states to benefit from, providing her with a comprehensive guiding reference and a guide to best practices.

It also asked her to invite member states to express their interest in hosting a global conference to be held in attendance or via the Internet on cultural education.

And the arts, in 2023It is based on “Guidelines and Policy Recommendations for Culture and Arts Education”, with the aim of adopting the revised framework on arts and culture education, as well as further actions based on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the momentum generated by the International Year of Creative Economy For sustainable development, to support the culture and education sectors of UNESCO, especially in the digital ageThe resolution calls on the Director-General of UNESCO to continue mobilizing partners and entities, and to benefit from the strong partnerships established during the Global Education Alliance, with the aim of supporting activities related to the education of culture and the arts

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UNESCO adopts the first decision put forward by the UAE regarding education of culture and arts
UNESCO adopts the first decision put forward by the UAE regarding education of culture and arts