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The UAE is a member of the UNESCO Committee for the Protection and Promotion of Expressions of Cultural Diversity

The UAE is a member of the UNESCO Committee for the Protection and Promotion of Expressions of Cultural Diversity
The UAE is a member of the UNESCO Committee for the Protection and Promotion of Expressions of Cultural Diversity

The United Arab Emirates became a member of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of Expressions of Cultural Diversity for the period (2021-2025)This came on the sidelines of the meetings of the eighth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, which was held virtually from 1 to 4 June 2021.

The UAE’s access to the membership of the Intergovernmental Committee comes due to the elements it possesses that qualify it to be a model for cultural and civilizational diversity, in line with the vision of the UAE and its belief that diversity is the engine for the growth and development of societiesNoura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Youth, Chairperson of the National Committee for Education, Culture and Science, said: “The UAE’s nomination for membership in the Intergovernmental Committee is a recognition of the important role that the state plays in protecting and promoting cultural diversity, which is one of the main pillars of the state’s vision and development.

“And she continued: “Since its establishment, the UAE has sought to put in place legal frameworks that enable everyone to coexist in an environment that guarantees diversity, and has also worked to consolidate these values ​​into a way of life rooted in society.

“She added, “The UAE is working, within the framework of its international efforts, to consolidate the values ​​of tolerance, coexistence and openness to the other, and there is no doubt that the state’s membership in this committee will support its efforts and quest to develop clear mechanisms and strategies that enhance cultural diversity in all its forms.

“Al-Kaabi appreciated the confidence of the international community in the efforts led by the UAE to promote cultural diversity, stressing that the UAE will work alongside the member states of the Committee to develop a clear plan of action in line with the objectives of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of Forms of Expression of Cultural Diversity, to which the UAE has acceded.

in 2010In this regard, she said that the UAE has proposed 6 main areas of work that require the attention and focus of member states in this agreement, including: First: Increasing dialogue and knowledge exchange on policies, best practices and measures necessary to strengthen the creative economySecond: Determining the cultural data and indicators required to support an evidence-based cultural policyThird: Enhancing integration and synergy between culture and education to ensure sustainable cultural career pathsFourth: Developing Talent Support Policies and Best PracticesFifth: Harnessing and encouraging technological progress to support the cultural economySixth: Strengthening intellectual property protection and providing the required frameworks to support the growing cultural activities in digital platformsIt is worth noting that the Intergovernmental Committee was established within the framework of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, and is composed of representatives of 24 states party to the Convention, whose members are elected by the Conference of the Parties every four years and meets periodically once annually

The UAE is a member of the UNESCO Committee for the Protection and Promotion of Expressions of Cultural Diversity
The UAE is a member of the UNESCO Committee for the Protection and Promotion of Expressions of Cultural Diversity

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